Forestry Tech/ Invasive Species Intern

Expected Dates
June 1, 2020 to August 23, 2020
Site
Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Position ID
PO-00728418

The Forestry Tech’s major duties will include control of invasive species that impact the forest environment including feral hogs and Chinese tallow trees. Duties include forest invasive exotic plant control (herbicide application) and mapping and trapping feral hogs. The intern will work under a refuge employee’s certified applicator’s license. Other duties such as timber marking, marking boundary line, and trail and other public use area maintenance will occur.
 

  • Atchafalaya National Wildlife, located near Krotz Springs, LA. The 15,000 acres refuge borders and is managed with the state Sherburne WMA.
  • USFWS ATV/UTV operation, defensive driving, operation of small equipment, GPS and mapping, herbicide
    application, timber marking and other on-the-job training.
  • Possible fishing opportunities and wildlife observations exist. Cajun heritage exists throughout the area providing many cultural and historical points of interest.
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Forestry
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Data Entry
competent without supervision
GPS
competent without supervision
Hand Tools
competent without supervision
Firearms
some experience
All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
competent without supervision