Threatened and Endangered Species Intern

Expected Dates
June 2, 2014 to May 31, 2015
Site
Camp Lejeune
Position ID
PO-00553064
This position is with the Threatened and Endangered Program on Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune.  Main duties include protection, monitoring and management of threatened and endangered species.  Camp Lejeune has approximately 140,000 acres of forest and 11 miles of relatively undisturbed beach, which are home to several endangered, threatened or otherwise protected species.  Currently, threatened and endangered species on Camp Lejeune include the red-cockaded woodpecker, loggerhead and green sea turtles, piping plover, seabeach amaranth, and rough-leved loosestrife.  Other protected species include nesting bald eagles, and coastal goldenrod.  

Duties include the following: 
- monitoring of nesting sea turtles (daily surveys from May-August, protecting nests from predators with cages)
- protection of endangered specie sites (signs, painted boundaries, roped off areas, etc)
- protection of red-cockaded woodpecker cavity trees from fire (clearing vegetation from around the trees)
- monitoring of endangered plants
- locating and protecting shorebird (including piping plover) nests,
- bald eagle nest monitoring
- protecting potential shorebird habitat
- GPSing locations of endangered species locations, boundaries, etc.

In addition, there will be opportunities to work with the Base Forestry Branch (timber marking, prescribed burning), Land and Wildlife Resources (survey for game species and migratory birds, planting wildlife food plots, assist with wood duck boxes, etc.) and Archaeology. 
  • Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
  • General Safety training, prescribed burning certificate (Red Card), chainsaw training
  • - Prescribed fire training
    - sea turtle monitoring
    - the area offers lots of water-related outdoor recreational opportunities, including, beach, surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Wildlife Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
degree minor or extensive experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Bird Identification
competent with supervision
GPS
some experience
Hand Tools
some experience