Invasive & Restoration Interns at Umpqua National Forest (PO-00734398)

The Umpqua National Forest of the Pacific Northwest Region of the USDA Forest Service is seeking invasives and restoration interns for work in previous fire scars created from burns which happened from 2020 to present.  The Umpqua National Forest covers almost a million acres in the southern Oregon Cascades. The forest headquarters are based out of Roseburg, OR, with four ranger districts including 3 wilderness area. Several large fires across this forest have burned more than 150,000 acres since 2020, and many of these areas will need additional invasive control and native plant restoration to recover.


Interns will work in a two-person team to hike along roads and trails, and off-trail, in the front and backcountry, in these previously burned areas. Interns will need to operate field trucks safely across rugged two-tracks and four-wheel-drive roads. Intern teams will sometimes work with a larger group to accomplish bigger tasks. Tasks include invasive plant surveys and control or removal projects, native plant seeding, native seed collection, and electronic and paper data collection using ArcGIS online, Field Maps, and Survey 123. Interns will be trained in basic native and invasive plant identification, seed collection, invasive control techniques, and data collection methods. Herbicide is currently not used on the Umpqua National Forest. 


Interns in these positions will qualify for PLC job eligibility, and a housing stipend is included in the cost estimate, as well as use of a FS vehicle.  Rooms in government housing will likely be available.

Member Compensation Package:

  • $1,100 to from travel allowance (one time)
  • $550 weekly living allowance (paid bi-weekly)
  • $50 weekly commuting allowance (paid bi-weekly)
  • $500 monthly housing allowance if govt. housing not available (4 disbursements)
  • $2,000 Duty-Related Travel & Other Reimbursable Funding (Receipt required)
  • All Weather Uniform Package
  • 24-7 Incident Response
  • Personal Program Coordinator

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

This position is NOT AmeriCorps eligible due to high compensation package

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Position ID: PO-00734398

Expected Dates: May 22, 2023 - September 7, 2023

2900 Northwest Stewart Parkway
Roseburg, OR 97471

Training Provided: Interns will be trained in basic native plant identification and seed collection. Interns will also be trained in a variety of invasive plant control, including mechanical and biological.

Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

Access to basic amenities in nearby Roseburg, OR

Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member

Please inquire with hiring supervisor the availability of housing on site and if there is a fee.

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: Yes

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