Resilience Project Assistant

Expected Dates
September 8, 2014 to September 4, 2015
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Position ID
The SCA Resiliency Biology fellow will be responsible for assisting the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Deputy Project Leader with resiliency planning and implementation activities.  The person will work closely with the deputy project leader with planning, design, and coordination on resilience specific projects pertaining to habitat management for migratory birds and associated species; coastal and freshwater ecosystems, coastal and freshwater impoundments.  The Resiliency fellow will also work with the deputy project leader to write reports and complete maps, creating GIS data and entering it.  This position will also need to work with (under direction of the deputy project leader) biologists, maintenance, outreach and volunteer staff for the refuge.

  • The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge protects more than 47,000 acres of southern New Jersey coastal habitats which is actively managed for migratory birds. The refuge’s location in one of the Atlantic Flyway’s most active flight paths makes it an important link in seasonal bird migration. Its value for the protection of water birds and their habitat continues to increase as people develop the New Jersey shore for our own use.
    Forsythe is one of more than 555 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The National Wildlife Refuge System is a network of lands and waters managed specifically for the protection of wildlife and wildlife habitat and represents the most comprehensive wildlife resource management program in the world. Units of the system stretch across the United States from northern Alaska to the Florida Keys, and include small islands in the Caribbean and South Pacific. The character of the refuges is as diverse as the nation itself.
  • CPR/AED, other as deemed necessary
  • Refuge lectures, boating, hiking, fishing

  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
degree minor or extensive experience
Ecology & Restoration
degree minor or extensive experience
Recreation Management
degree minor or extensive experience
some experience
some experience
Working with Animals
some experience