Forestry Technician Intern

Expected Dates
June 2, 2014 to August 24, 2014
Site
Saint Paul District
Position ID
PO-00559472

You will assist a forester and other natural resource specialists in a wide variety of projects that may include: conducting forest resource inventories, stand prescription development, forest regeneration surveys, timber stand improvement projects, timber cruising, analysis of hazardous trees, timber sales and public relations. You will develop and present interpretive programs, survey aquatic plants, conduct water quality and prairie restoration work. In addition, you will provide safety related programs, perform minor site maintenance and basic administrative duties. You may also participate in recreational and water safety programs (as needed). Natural resource staff and rangers will mentor you through all aspects of your duties. Work-sites are primarily accessed via flat bottom motorboat.

  • Each year, La Crosse attracts more than one million visitors, as people from across the globe are attracted to the natural beauty and recreational opportunities offered by the upper Mississippi River area - not to mention the region’s rich history, unique attractions and variety of great shopping, dining and cultural offerings.
    http://www.explorelacrosse.com/
  • Boat operators permit, Driving govt vehicles, trailering, first aid/cpr, plant I.D.
  • Visit many area attractions including the Upper Mississippi River National Fish and Wildlife
    Refuge, Great River Road, MN and WI bike trails; state and federal parks. Mpls/St.Paul, Millwaukee and Chicago are driveable distances away.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Forestry
degree minor or extensive experience
Data Entry
competent with supervision
GPS
some experience
Plant Identification
some experience
Orienteering compass skills
some experience