The Student Conservation Association (SCA)
June 29, 2021 to June 27, 2022
Willamette Valley Project
GIS Intern working in the Environmental Stewardship section of the Willamette Valley Project (WVP) for the Army Corps of Engineers. WVP is a major water resource project responsible for operating 13 dams and managing natural resources and recreation in the lakes and surrounding lands. We manage nearly 50,000 acres in the Willamette, McKenzie, and Santiam watersheds. The Environmental Stewardship section is known for their community partnerships in natural resource preservation and restoration.
Primary duties include data acquisition, data management, natural resource GIS mapping, and field GPS data collection. Data analysis for projects related to cultural and historic resources, Master Plan development, threatened and endangered plants and wildlife, invasive plants, habitat restoration, easements and land ownership, and hydrology. Additional duties may include field support of other natural resource programs such as botany, wildlife biology, cultural resources monitoring, boundary surveys and park operations.
- $1,100- one time RT travel allowance
- $260 - weekly living allowance
- $40 weekly commuting allowance
- $950- monthly housing allowance (12 months of housing)
- $3,000 duty travel reimbursement
- AmeriCorps eligible ($6195 education award)
*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes