Gain hands-on experience in public land use areas throughout Nevada, and learn the issues around recreational use of public lands, partake in summer restoration, invasive species removal, pulling mining claim stakes, and carrying out recreational trail work. Ideal for students of Environmental science/Ecology or related fields.
Three six-week internships:
Mining Post Sensitive species hazard removal: Several species of birds have attempted to build nests in thousands of hollow, mine claim stakes throughout Nevada, were accidentally trapped, and expired. Activities will include establishing transects, locating and removing posts, collecting specimen remains, identifying species, and collecting and reporting data. Technical skills gained will include: maintaining field safety, off-trail navigation, GIS data collection, avian species identification, and camping and working in the backcountry using low-impact principles.
Recreational trail mapping, signing and restoration: Activities will include mapping, sign installation, trail maintenance, and trail restoration. Technical skills gained will include: maintaining field safety, off-trail navigation, use of specialized tools, mapping, collecting GIS data, and camping and working in the backcountry using low-impact principles.
Noxious weed removal and native restoration: Activities will include species identification and removal by physical and chemical methods and restoration of native plants. Technical skills gained will include: maintaining field safety, off-trail navigation, plant species identification, data collection and reporting, knowledge of use and effects of biocides, and re-establishment methodology of plant communities.
Timeframe: May 20 – June 28, 2013
Compensation: There will be a per diem of $105 per week. Lodging is available at no charge
Interest in environmental science, Enjoy working and camping outdoors, Enjoy working in a team; Mature, energetic, dependable and self-motivated, Capable of performing physical/manual duties and able to lift 25 pounds, Able to hike in varying terrain for up to eight hours per day
Alicia Karafa, Phone: 775-674-5494, E-mail: AKarafa@thegreatbasininstitute.org, Website: www.TheGreatBasinInstitute.org