Internship Details
Discover Your ForestWebsite:    http://discoveryourforest.org/
Internship TitleInterns NeededType Of Student
Aquatic and Wildlife Habitat Monitoring Internships2Generation Green intern
Start DateHourly RateHours/Week
Mid/Late June: Total - 160 hours $250 per 40 hours. $1,000 stipend total.TBD
Computer KnowledgeDrug ScreeningBackground Check
NoNo
Description
Essential Functions: The aquatics and wildlife programs at Bend/Ft. Rock Ranger District in partnership propose to utilize two Generation Green interns during the summer of 2018, to collect field data for management of aquatic and wildlife habitat. Duties would include collecting data on forest roads and trails for potential decommissioning, collection of monitoring data related to Forest Plan (LRMP) compliance in a select sample of timber sale/fuel treatment units, and monitoring of water quality. The interns would conduct 100% counts of snags and downed logs within the selected units and compare densities to the respective standard, and reported mitigation measures in the original NEPA document. Outcomes of this small survey will help inform the wildlife specialists on future planning teams if and what actions are likely to result in either dead wood retention or elimination. The products will help inform burn plan development for future fuels reduction work. Interns would also field check bald eagle nest sites and help with golden eagle survey efforts; refining our database on currently active sites and non-active or non-remaining sites. Duties would be spread out over the summer (mid/late June through August) working an average two days a week. Water quality monitoring would take place every week; wildlife projects would be focused in multi-week increments (e.g. nest monitoring for 3-4 weeks and then snag and log monitoring). The intern will initially: The intern duties would include: 1) Visit road and trail segments (driving to and from in a government vehicle), collect GPS data and assess conditions, and document with photos. 2) Visit each vegetation management unit by vehicle and grid-walk the entire unit tallying all snags and downed wood by size class and decay class. 3) Navigate in field with maps and GPS, locales for nest monitoring. 4) Becoming familiar with the underlying land management allocation and planning document (NWFP or Eastside Screens) in order to determine plan compliance or not. If not, the interns will help suggest reasons why it is not meeting, and any remedies, if applicable. 5) Participation in Deschutes National Forest New Employee Orientation occurring in June, 2018. (to include Defensive Driving, First Aid and CPR training).
Educational Aspect
The intern will initially: The intern duties would include: 1) Visit road and trail segments (driving to and from in a government vehicle), collect GPS data and assess conditions, and document with photos. 2) Visit each vegetation management unit by vehicle and grid-walk the entire unit tallying all snags and downed wood by size class and decay class. 3) Navigate in field with maps and GPS, locales for nest monitoring. 4) Becoming familiar with the underlying land management allocation and planning document (NWFP or Eastside Screens) in order to determine plan compliance or not. If not, the interns will help suggest reasons why it is not meeting, and any remedies, if applicable. 5) Participation in Deschutes National Forest New Employee Orientation occurring in June, 2018. (to include Defensive Driving, First Aid and CPR training).
Further Requirements
Minimum Qualifications: 1) Valid driver’s license; 2) Ability to spend long days in the field under varying weather conditions; 3) Ability to hike over rough, uneven terrain; 4) Use a map, compass and GPS device in order to ensure 100% coverage of an area; 5) Good communication and organization skills; 6) Ability to work in small teams, show initiative and use creative problem solving skills; 7) Interest in a wildlife/natural resource management career.

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