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Forest Service Ecology Summer Interns

MobilizeGreen Tucson, AZ
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In partnership with the U.S. Forest Service Region 10, MobilizeGreen seeks two 16-week Ecology/Habitat Restoration Interns to work in the Kenai Peninsula Zone of the Chugach National Forest. This position involves working on a variety of projects including mechanical and chemical invasive weed treatments. Many projects involve collaboration with partners such as the The North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) and ALMS-Alaska Landbird Monitoring Survey. The intern will also assist in timber sale prep by flagging and painting units, conducting and monitoring goshawk surveys and supporting native plant restoration by collecting and processing seeds. Additional projects include moose habitat project data collection, checking and maintaining bird nest and bat boxes, assist with the Elodea assessment and treatment project and other projects as they arise.We are committed to creating a diverse conservation workforceand diverseapplicants with relevant education or experience are encouraged to apply.

Duty Station:The Chugach National Forest, 145 Forest Station, Girdwood, AK 99501

Term:16-weeks, starting in May. Full-Time (40 hours per week)

Benefits:

  • $500 per week living allowance (stipend).
  • Hands on learning and job training experience.
  • Site travel and housing stipend eligible.
  • Mentorship for career and professional development.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides terrestrial habitat management support.
  • Provides logistical support and coordination for successful implementation of restoration projects.

  • Provides project analysis updates.

  • Assisting in executing an integrated weed management program that includes mechanical and chemical management of invasive species.

  • Data collection.

  • Assisting with additional projects as they arise.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • College/graduate student working towards a degree inecology, natural resource management, or conservation-related field, or arecent graduate with a degree in such fields.
  • Plant Identification: of common and invasive plants by sight and using taxonomic keys.
  • Data collection: including information associated with rare and invasive plant population characteristics.
  • Invasive weed control/eradication techniques: may include herbicide use and manual pulling by hand or with no motorized equipment such as weed wrenches, pick axes, rock bars, etc.
  • Knowledge of other resources activities such as timber.
  • Plant Identification: of common and invasive plants by sight and using taxonomic keys.
  • Data collection: including information associated with rare and invasive plant population characteristics.
  • Invasive weed control/eradication techniques: may include herbicide use and manual pulling by hand.
  • Ability to work both independently and with other collaboratively on projects.
  • Strong writing skills with demonstrated writing ability (writing sample may be required)

Work environment: May be required to travel and work in the backcountry and other remote locations on the forest, independently and in teams.

To Apply:

  • Resume.
  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the position and why you would be a good match.
  • 3 references
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