Sequoia ForestKeeper is seeking two summer associates to spend the summer in the Sequoia National Forest performing forest health monitoring, water monitoring, wildlife surveys, and botanical surveys. Applicants must be prepared to camp in the forest for part of the season. This is an excellent opportunity for students who love the outdoors to get real experience in practical scientific forest research. Training in basic identification, orienteering, and app use will be given. Students with knowledge of GIS systems are strongly encouraged to apply, but it is not necessary. Data will be used to ensure that decision makers and the public are fully informed about the potential effects of activities proposed for implementation in Sequoia National Forest.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Wildlife monitoring
- Forest vegetation surveys
- Water quality testing
- Data entry
- Report writing
- Presentation of findings
- Graduate with a BS in ecology, conservation biology, environmental sciences, natural resource science, or related field or a capable undergraduate seeking the same.
- Skills in identifying wildlife or plants by sight
- Own smart phone or camera for photographing lifeforms to include on eBird, CalFlora, and iNaturalist projects
- Own vehicle that is suitable for travel on dirt roads – mileage will be reimbursed
- Backpacking experience and equipment a must
- Orienteering with handheld GPS unit and compass preferred
Salary: $11.00 per hour – 320 hours total
Housing will be provided.
Start Date: June 17, 2019 – no exceptions – 8 full-time weeks