Wildlife Habitat Monitoring Intern (Local to E.Washington preferred)

Expected Dates
August 3, 2020 to October 26, 2020
Site
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
Position ID
PO-00729760
The intern will work alongside refuge staff implementing monitoring procedures to evaluate the effectiveness of habitat management programs. These procedures will include post-treatment surveys of tree and snag densities by size class and understory plant cover of micro and macro plots in forest restoration units and control sites, post treatment transects in areas managed to control invasive grass species; monitor wetland conditions through mapping of water depths and plant communities; complete invasive plant species mapping; assist with elk browse transects in aspen communities; and complete data entry and summary using computerized databases.
Compensation amounts:
- $1,100 - one time RT travel allowance
- $85- weekly living allowance
- AmeriCorps eligible ($1,612 education award)

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes
  • Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge is one of 550+ refuges managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service specifically for wildlife and their habitats. The Service has primary responsibility for the management and conservation of migratory birds, threatened and endangered species, and anadromous fish populations.
  • ATV, canoeing, first aid/CPR, plant and animal ID, GPS/GIS
  • Biking, hiking, boating, swimming, and fishing available in the area.
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Wildlife Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Forestry
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
GPS
competent with supervision
Plant Identification
competent with supervision