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    Guest Adam Mitchell
    • Employer: Montana State University
      Location: Southwest Montana
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 03/25/2023
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Field technicians needed for a research project studying bird and vegetation responses to different cattle grazing methods at 2 sites in Montana. Work will involve collecting data from 1) bird sampling by sight and sound (point counts), 2) vegetation sampling using standardized techniques, and 3) other possible metrics (e.g., soil characteristics, etc.), as well as helping implement various grazing treatments (fencing, cattle herding, etc.). Work will be conducted near the Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in southwest Montana, near Yellowstone National Park. Work will be physically and mentally challenging, and interested candidates should expect to live and work in a beautiful but very remote location, with grizzly bears and other potential hazards. Candidates should be capable of diligent and organized data collection. Previous point count experience preferred. Ability to get along well with other crewmembers and refuge staff and a positive attitude through logistical and other challenges will be important to succeed in this project. Early mornings and sometimes long hours can be expected, but the specific work schedule is TBD. Technicians will be needed from May to August 2023, with start and end dates somewhat flexible. Field housing will be provided in either a shared bunkhouse, trailer, or tent. Pay is negotiable but up to $20 per hour, depending on experience. To apply, please send a *single* file with 1) cover letter, 2) resume/cv, and 3) 3 email and phone number for 3 professional references to Adam Mitchell at adam.mitchell2@montana.edu.

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