Invasive Species Intern

Expected Dates
May 13, 2019 to October 27, 2019
Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge
Position ID
Intern will work on all aspects of the Refuge invasive plant species control program, applying herbicide on target areas throughout the Refuge using ATVs and backpack sprayers. Minor amounts of GIS/GPS and cottonwood rehabilitation duties will also be conducted. Duties will also include assisting the Refuge staff perform routine work such as repairing fence line, vehicle and structural upkeep, grounds maintenance, and other related tasks. Work will primarily be performed outside.

Compensation amounts include: 
  • $160 weekly living allowance
  • $1,100 to/from travel allowance
  • Monthly health insurance (w/AmeriCorps if enrolled)
  • On-Site Housing
  • AmeriCorps Award valued at $2960 at fulfillment of position requirements 

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

*Position start date is dependent on confirmation of federal funding and execution of an agreement

  • Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge is located in remote northwest Colorado along the Green River as it flows through a remote valley known as Browns Park. The Refuge was created in 1965 to provide sanctuary for migratory birds, to provide for suitable fish and wildlife dependent recreation, protection of natural resources, and conservation of endangered and threatened species. The Refuge (13,455 acres) possesses three key wildlife values: wetlands provide important migration and breeding habitat for waterfowl and waterbirds, riparian habitat provides important migration and breeding habitat for songbirds, and Refuge uplands provide sage-steppe habitat for migratory birds and critical winter habitat for large mammals such as mule deer, elk, and pronghorn. The Refuge is located 90 miles west of Craig, CO, the closest town that offers full services.
  • Training will include ATV, 4x4 truck, GPS/GIS, and herbicide handling/application instruction.
  • Located along the Green River in remote NW Colorado, Browns Park NWR is surrounded by thousands of acres of public land. Recreational activities include world class fly-fishing, hunting, white water sports, mountain biking, hiking and camping.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
some experience
some experience
Hand Tools
some experience
Plant Identification
some experience
All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
some experience