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  1. We have 2 openings for experienced point counters during spring/summer 2020 on our project monitoring bird populations within California State Vehicular Recreation Areas (SVRAs). PROJECT DATES (tentative): mid-April to early July TRAINING: The field season will begin with a training session in project protocols for conducting multi-species point counts. Surveyors are required to already be able to identify California terrestrial birds by sight and sound; previous point count experience is required. RESPONSIBILITIES: Often working in a team of two, biologists will visit and survey for birds at California State Parks specifically intended for motorized vehicle recreation (State Vehicular Recreation Areas – SVRAs). On a typical day, surveyors will wake up before dawn and spend the morning conducting multi-species point counts, often alongside SVRA staff. The biologists will identify and count birds while the park staff provide access to survey points by vehicle. The afternoon will then typically be spent entering and proofing data, traveling to the next SVRA, or meeting with park staff the day prior to surveys for logistical planning. Biologists may be asked to assist with deploying automated recording units (ARUs) at a select number of parks and annotating birds heard on ARU recordings. Work may be physically demanding, sometimes involving short hikes to survey points through dense vegetation and up steep slopes. Surveyors will sometimes be exposed to poison oak and high temperatures (> 100° F). Off-trail travel will be required at many survey sites. The typical work schedule will be 7- days on followed by 3-days off. REQUIREMENTS: We are looking for candidates with prior birding experience and familiarity with the songs and calls of western birds. Prior point count experience is mandatory. Other requirements include a sense of humor, a love of adventure, and an appreciation for rugged landscapes. Crew members will spend their nights in campgrounds, park temporary housing, and occasionally hotels when outdoor conditions are particularly extreme or campgrounds are unavailable. Survey work will be distributed across SVRA parks in California, requiring substantial car travel and willingness to lead a nomadic life for a few months. California SVRAs are located within a wide variety of habitats that include: the edges of the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts, coastal dunes of California, chaparral, oak woodland, and annual grassland. A willingness to face the rigors of fieldwork with good humor is important. These rigors include (but are not limited to!) physically demanding work, long work days that may begin well before dawn, extreme temperature (both cold and hot), and widely varying housing and camping options. Successful candidates must be in good physical condition. EQUIPMENT: Biologists are expected to provide their own binoculars and camping/backpacking gear, including hiking boots, tent, sleeping bag, raingear, etc. A personal automobile is a required for each member of the two-person team. COMPENSATION: Surveyors will be considered seasonal IBP staff, and will receive payment of $2,500 per month (before payroll taxes) and project-related travel mileage reimbursement ($0.37/mile), but no fringe benefits. In addition, campground fees and hotel stay will be reimbursed. TO APPLY: Please email a resume, cover letter, and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of two references to Mandy Holmgren, Biologist at: mholmgren AT birdpop DOT org. IBP values diversity and encourages people from all backgrounds to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation.
  2. Spend your summer doing field work in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains! We are looking for volunteer field technicians to conduct surveys for Northern Goshawks, California Spotted Owls, and Flammulated Owls. PROJECT DATES (tentative): Mid/Late May 2020 – Mid/Late August 2020 TRAINING: The field season will begin with a week-long training period focusing on field safety and implementation of species specific survey protocols. RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary duties will involve conducting occupancy surveys on National Forest land. Survey work will be approximately 35% Owl surveys and 65% Goshawk surveys. Owl survey work will be conducted at night. Some long drives and occasional car camping may be required. REQUIREMENTS: Previous ecological fieldwork in rugged environments is strongly preferred. Other requirements include a sense of humor, a love of adventure, and a desire to learn more about Northern Goshawks, Spotted Owls, Flammulated Owls and ecology of the Sierra Nevada. Survey work will occur primarily in the vicinity east of Lake Tahoe, NV. A willingness to face the rigors of fieldwork with good humor is important. These rigors include physically demanding work, adapting to an intermittent nocturnal schedule, wet and cold weather, hot and dry weather, mosquitoes, occasional contact with bears, and housing that may be rustic and/or somewhat crowded. A personal vehicle is highly desirable but not strictly required. SCHEDULE: Typically 7 days on and 3 off. EQUIPMENT: Volunteer technicians are expected to provide their own binoculars, hiking boots and camping gear for car camping (tent, sleeping bag, raingear, etc.). COMPENSATION: These are volunteer positions. Compensation includes the valuable skills you will develop, the satisfaction of joining important conservation efforts, and the joy of working with fun-loving people in the mountains. We will provide training, shared housing, and a per diem of $50 (amounts to approximately $1250 per month) to help with food and general living expenses. TO APPLY: Please email a resume, cover letter, and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references to Mandy Holmgren, Biologist, at: mholmgren AT birdpop DOT org. IBP values diversity and encourages people from all backgrounds to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation.
  3. Spend your summer doing field work in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains! We are looking for volunteer field technicians to conduct surveys for California Spotted Owls. PROJECT DATES (tentative): May 1, 2020 – Aug 31, 2020 TRAINING: The field season will begin with a week-long training period focusing on field safety and implementation of Spotted Owl survey protocols. RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary duties will involve conducting occupancy and reproduction surveys for Spotted Owls on National Forest land. Much of the survey work will be conducted at night and will require off-trail hiking, frequent long drives, and occasional car camping. Data entry will also be required. Survey work will occur primarily in the vicinity of Quincy, CA. REQUIREMENTS: Primary requirements include a sense of humor, a love of adventure, and a desire to learn more about Spotted Owls and the Sierra Nevada. Previous outdoors experience is preferred, and a willingness to face the rigors of fieldwork with good humor is important. These rigors include physically demanding work, adapting to a largely nocturnal schedule, wet and cold weather, hot and dry weather, mosquitoes, occasional contact with bears, and housing that may be rustic and/or somewhat crowded. SCHEDULE: Typically 7 days on and 3 off. EQUIPMENT: Volunteer technicians are expected to provide their own binoculars, hiking boots and camping gear for car camping (tent, sleeping bag, raingear, etc.). COMPENSATION: These are volunteer positions, but we provide shared housing and a per diem of $50 (approximately $1250 per month) to cover food and general living expenses. Compensation also includes the valuable skills you will develop, the satisfaction of joining important conservation efforts, and the joy of working with fun-loving people in the mountains. TO APPLY: Please email a resume, cover letter, and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references to Mandy Holmgren, Biologist, at: mholmgren AT birdpop DOT org. IBP values diversity and encourages people from all backgrounds to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation.
  4. Spend your summer doing field work in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains! We are looking for volunteer field technicians to conduct surveys for Northern Goshawks. PROJECT DATES (tentative): June 1, 2020 – Aug 15, 2020 TRAINING: The field season will begin with a week-long training period focusing on field safety and implementation of Northern Goshawk survey protocols. RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary duties will involve conducting occupancy and reproduction surveys for Northern Goshawks on National Forest land. Much of the survey work will be off-trail in rugged terrain and will require frequent long drives and occasional car camping. Data entry will also be required. REQUIREMENTS: Primary requirements include a sense of humor, a love of adventure, and a desire to learn more about Northern Goshawks and the Sierra Nevada. Previous outdoors experience is preferred, and a willingness to face the rigors of fieldwork with good humor is important. These rigors include physically demanding work, a great deal of off-trail hiking, hot and dry weather, mosquitoes, occasional contact with bears, and housing that may be rustic and/or somewhat crowded. SCHEDULE: Typically 7 days on and 3 off. EQUIPMENT: Volunteer technicians are expected to provide their own binoculars, hiking boots and camping gear for car camping (tent, sleeping bag, raingear, etc.). COMPENSATION: These are volunteer positions, but we provide shared housing and a per diem of $50 (approximately $1250 per month) to cover food and general living expenses. Compensation also includes the valuable skills you will develop, the satisfaction of joining important conservation efforts, and the joy of working with fun-loving people in the mountains. TO APPLY: Please email a resume, cover letter, and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references to Mandy Holmgren, Biologist, at: mholmgren AT birdpop DOT org. IBP values diversity and encourages people from all backgrounds to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation.
  5. Spend your summer doing field work in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains! We are looking for volunteer field technicians to conduct surveys for Northern Goshawks, California Spotted Owls, and Flammulated Owls. PROJECT DATES (tentative): Late May 2019 – Mid/Late August 2019 TRAINING: The field season will begin with a week-long training period focusing on field safety and implementation of species specific survey protocols. RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary duties will involve conducting occupancy surveys on National Forest land. Survey work will be approximately 35% Owl surveys and 65% Goshawk surveys. Owl survey work will be conducted at night. Some long drives and occasional car camping may be required. Data entry will also be required. REQUIREMENTS: Previous ecological fieldwork in rugged environments is strongly preferred. Other requirements include a sense of humor, a love of adventure, and a desire to learn more about Northern Goshawks, Spotted Owls, Flammulated Owls and ecology of the Sierra Nevada. Survey work will occur primarily in the vicinity east of Lake Tahoe, NV. A willingness to face the rigors of fieldwork with good humor is important. These rigors include physically demanding work, adapting to an intermittent nocturnal schedule, wet and cold weather, hot and dry weather, mosquitoes, occasional contact with bears, and housing that may be rustic and/or somewhat crowded. A personal vehicle is highly desirable but not strictly required. SCHEDULE: Typically 7 days on and 3 off. EQUIPMENT: Volunteer technicians are expected to provide their own binoculars, hiking boots and camping gear for car camping (tent, sleeping bag, raingear, etc.). COMPENSATION: These are volunteer positions. Compensation includes the valuable skills you will develop, the satisfaction of joining important conservation efforts, and the joy of working with fun-loving people in the mountains. We will provide training, shared housing, and a per diem of $50 (amounts to approximately $1,250 per month) to help with food and general living expenses. TO APPLY: Please email a resume, cover letter, and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references to Mandy Holmgren, Biologist, at: mholmgren AT birdpop DOT org.
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