Prescribed Fire Intern

Expected Dates
January 15, 2018 to June 15, 2018
Site
The Nature Conservancy Louisiana
Position ID
PO-00724161
You will be part of a team that will assist with prescribed fire activities in Louisiana and Mississippi.  The team will frequently travel throughout Southeast Louisiana and Mississippi conducting prescribed burns on TNC preserves and other conservation properties.  The team will participate in wildland fire operations including ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, and weather monitoring, as well as preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, and post-burn monitoring. The team will perform other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire. Red-card holders are preferred for this position.

Interns for this position must be AmeriCorps education award recipients. For more information: www.thesca.org/serve/sca-and-americorps
 
  • The team will be based at The Nature Conservancy’s North Shore Field Office near Abita Springs, LA, but should expect to spend a considerable amount of time based out of The Nature Conservancy’s Red Creek Preserve near Vancleave, MS. Housing is provided.
  • NWCG wildland fire, ATV/UTV safety
  • Team members will gain experience in implementing prescribed fires. Practical hands-on training in engine and pumping operations, fire suppression, and prescribed burn operations will be provided.
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Forestry
degree minor or extensive experience
Chain Saw Skills
competent with supervision
Hand Tools
competent without supervision
Trail Maintenance
competent without supervision
All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
competent with supervision
Orienteering compass skills
competent without supervision