Backcountry Steward Internship-Lows Lake

Expected Dates
May 20, 2018 to September 7, 2018
Site
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Position ID
PO-00725131
In this internship you will access the backcountry by foot, canoe (or other paddle craft) and camp overnight in the areas assigned to monitor public use and prevent potential impacts to natural resources. Duties will include: educating the public on the proper use of public lands, and providing information on trail conditions and Rules and Regulations; educating the public regarding current topics that could influence fragile ecosystems; notifying the Forest Ranger and Forester with respect to potential problems such as those involving hazardous trail conditions, public use, and emergencies that he/she encounters; performing minor maintenance (such as removing blowdown, installing trail markers and signs, cleaning drainage devices) and work with other staff as requested; monitoring human visitation patterns, campsite and trail assessment, GPS assets, performing first aid and CPR in emergencies, providing support for existing volunteer networks.
  • Must attend DEC/SCA Backcountry Steward orientation training program.
Main Area of Focus
Backcountry/Trail work
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Communications
some coursework or experience
Education
some coursework or experience
Forestry
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Boating
competent without supervision
GPS
competent with supervision
Hand Tools
competent without supervision
Community Engagement
competent without supervision
Trail Maintenance
some experience