Natural Resource Management Intern

Expected Dates
May 25, 2020 to August 14, 2020
Site
Prince William Forest Park
Position ID
PO-00729845
The primary duty for this team is to protect vulnerable Eastern Hemlocks from the influence of the non-native Hemlock Woolly Adelgid through the use of chemical treatments. You will identify and inventory non-native and native plant species, eradicate the invasive species through mechanical and chemical treatment, survey invasive plant sites with a GPS unit. You will collect and monitor water quality parameters using Izaac Walton League’s “Save our Streams” protocol, as well as test our lakes and streams for E.coli.  Using GIS and database software, you will develop maps, educational products, and planning documents; all for use by park managers and the public. In addition, you will work with researchers on other conservation projects, including forest restoration/reclamation projects, water-quality, stream assessments, vegetation inventories, bird surveys, bat surveys and interpretive programs. 

Benefits: 
  • One-time travel allowance: $650
  • Weekly living allowance: $160
  • Housing included
  • Eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award
  • Prince William Forest Park is an oasis, a respite of quiet and calm. In 1936, Chopawamsic Recreation Area opened its gates to house children’s ‘relief’ camps during the Great Depression. Renamed Prince William Forest Park in 1948, these fragrant woods and trickling streams have welcomed generations of campers, hikers, bikers and nature lovers. Come discover Northern VA’s best kept secret!
  • Forest Mensuration, Water Quality, Water Chemistry, Invasive Species Control, GIS/GPS
  • Opportunity to take field trips to the United States Capitol, Center for Urban Ecology, and possibly an overnight camping trip.
  • 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
Backpacking
some experience
GPS
some experience
Hand Tools
some experience
Leadership Experience
some experience
Plant Identification
some experience