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  1. Description: Field technicians are needed to assist with a project in Montana’s Medicine Lodge Valley, south of Dillon from late May through mid-August 2021. This project will investigate the impacts of conifer removal from sagebrush habitat on passerine nest success. Field assistants will have the opportunity to gain experience in many of the field techniques used in avian research. Primary duties include intensive nest searching and monitoring, as well as territory mapping, re-sighting color banded individuals, vegetation surveys, and data entry. Housing and field vehicles will be provided along with a biweekly stipend of ~$825 for field technicians. Qualifications: Previous experience with nest searching is highly desirable for field technicians. Applicants should be comfortable with early mornings, hiking over rugged terrain, long days with cold mornings and hot afternoons, and living in a remote area. Applicants should be willing to learn new techniques, have a solid work ethic, and can function well independently, yet are comfortable working/living in groups. Self-motivation, enthusiasm for science, and ability to tackle the rigors of field work are a must. All technicians must provide their own field gear including hiking boots, binoculars, a backpack, etc. To apply, please submit a cover letter, a resume and contact information for 3 references in a single document to elise.zarri@umontana.edu. Please include “Sagebrush Songbird Field Technician” in the subject line of the application email.
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