Invasive Plant Management Intern

Expected Dates
May 21, 2018 to August 12, 2018
Site
Tongass National Forest
Position ID
PO-00725343
Interns will work closely with our District Botanist to survey, map, and remove invasive plants along the Ketchikan road and trail systems.  They will also work closely with the Ketchikan Community Weed Management Area Group to plan weed pulling events, and give educational presentations to the public about invasive plants.

Applicants need to be comfortable working in brown bear country, and in inclement weather (cold and rain).This work will be very physical in nature and will require overnight stays in remote rugged areas. 
  • Ketchikan Alaska
  • Possibilities for USFS and Department of Ag training classes will exist:

    1) CPR/First Aid
    2) USFS Driver training
    3) Online courses
    4) Field data collection best practices

  • Camping, backpacking, fishing, hunting, hiking, kayaking, boating, rafting, wildlife viewing, and much more.
  • Interns will have the opportunity to develop their field data collection skills and data entry skills - as well as invasive plant management eradication skills. 
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Education
some coursework or experience
Forestry
degree minor or extensive experience
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
degree minor or extensive experience
Backpacking
competent without supervision
Data Entry
competent with supervision
Hand Tools
some experience
Community Engagement
some experience
Plant Identification
competent with supervision