April 14, 2014 to February 8, 2015
Joshua Tree National Park
You will restore disturbed sites (revegetation, vertical mulching, restored sites); assist with exotic plant eradication; assist nursery manager with plant propagation and nursery maintenance; conduct botanical surveys; monitor restored and burned areas; communicate with the public about ecological issues including ﬁre and restoration; organize and maintain databases (including GIS); write reports; assist with other Resource Division projects, as needed.
1. Collect native plant seeds of 20-35 different plant species 2.Propagate/outplant 1-1.5 thousand native plants 3. Water and maintain ongoing restoration projects (about 7 projects/ 2500 plants)
This position will address the conservation of the Natural Resources in Joshua Tree National Park. The main purpose of the restoration projects is to speed up the ecological re-establishment of native plant species in areas with vegetation loss and in other sensitive sites. SCA interns participation is very important to ensure the success of these desert restoration projects.
First aid/CPR; 4WD, desert survival, search and rescue; on-line or in-house training for ArcGIS and Access; other safety trainings.
Opportunities to attend local symposiums or conferences that relate to natural resource management are possible. Also you may be supported in starting individual “pilot” studies; however it will depend on scheduling, duration of internship, and funds.
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected