Invasive Plant Internship

Expected Dates
June 1, 2020 to August 23, 2020
Site
Huron-Manistee National Forest
Position ID
PO-00729736
Interns will learn how to use a variety of books and keys to identify native and non-native plants.  They will learn about appropriate techniques for treating 20+ species of invasive plants and earn State of Michigan Pesticide Applicator Certification in the Right-of-Way and Aquatic Pests categories.  Interns will learn to use a variety of maps, GPS units, and ArcMap.  Interns will also work with program areas other than Botany, such as Wildlife and Recreation, and learn about pollinator habitat improvement, botany surveys, piping plover surveys, etc., as opportunities allow.

The AmeriCorps award for this position is dependent on availability at the time of candidate selection.
  • This internship will be based out of Manistee, Michigan and cover the 250,000 acre Cadillac-Manistee Ranger District of the Manistee National Forest.
  • Interns will earn State of Michigan Pesticide Applicator Certification, US Forest Service certification in Boater Safety, First Aid, and CPR. They will receive training in plant identification, herbicide application, & wildlife surveys
  • Interns will receive training in plant identification, herbicide application, wildlife survey techniques, etc. There are many recreational opportunities in the area: camping, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, etc.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Boating
some experience
Orienteering compass skills
some experience