Prescribed Fire Intern

Expected Dates
February 4, 2019 to July 7, 2019
Site
The Nature Conservancy Louisiana
Position ID
PO-00726995
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

Tag: SCA1957
  • The team will be based at The Nature Conservancy’s North Shore Field Office near Abita Springs, LA. Housing is provided. Alternative lodging (eg: hotels) will be made available on projects where travel to Service Location is inappropriate.
  • 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
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Hand Tools
competent with supervision