General Resource Management Intern

Expected Dates
September 22, 2014 to September 20, 2015
Site
Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge
Position ID
PO-00562790

Intern will monitor and care for Attwater’s prairie-chicken broods and prepare for APC releases; collect insects; feed broods; build predator deterrent fences around nests; build pre-release acclimation pens; track APC movements and survival using radio telemetry; data entry; assist with periodic vegetation monitoring; assist with other research activities and exotic invasive species management (as time permits).

EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:  Potential opportunity to visit one or more of the APC captive breeding facilities. 10 other National Wildlife Refuges are within a 3 hour drive. Hundreds of miles of Texas bays and beaches as close as 90 minutes from the refuge with excellent public access for fishing, surfing or beachcombing. Austin, Texas (live music capitol) is less than two hours to the northwest. San Antonio Texas (Riverwalk, Sea World, Six Flags, etc.) is a 2 hours drive west. Houston is within a one hour drive and excellent stores and restaurants are available just 45 minutes to the East in Katy, Texas. This part of Texas is considered one of the premier birding destinations in the U.S., with several of the top U.S. Christmas bird count totals coming from counts within a two hour drive of the refuge.

  • Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge, Eagle Lake, Texas
  • ATV safety; radio telemetry techniques; record keeping; predator deterrence fence building
    methods; computer data entry; on-the-job training.
  • Opportunity to visit one or more of the APC captive breeding facilities. 10 other National
    Wildlife Refuges are within a 3 hour drive. Hundreds of miles of Texas bays and beaches as
    close as 90 minutes from the refuge with excellent public acces
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Wildlife Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Bird Identification
some experience
Data Entry
some experience
Field Research
some experience
GIS
some experience
GPS
some experience