Wildlife Forestry Technician

Expected Dates
August 11, 2014 to November 2, 2014
Site
White River National Wildlife Refuge
Position ID
PO-00604245
Intern will be involved in the forestry for wildlife active management program at Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Arkansas. The Refuge office is in St. Charles, Arkansas.  The habitat is bottomland hardwoods in the floodplain of the White River near the Mississippi River.  Forest management activities may include assisting with the inspection of forest thinnings for compliance with terms to protect the resources, assisting selection and marking of trees for retention or removal to meet the objectives of Refuge management plans, assisting with the marking of Refuge boundaries, assisting with coordinating maintenance or rehab of rugged access roads, assiting with opening beaver dams to drain impounded water from live forests, assisting with grounds maintenance, and other duties as they arise.
  • Rural eastern Arkansas in part of the Mississippi Delta. Habitat consists of a temperate rain forest in the floodplain of the White & Mississipp Rivers.
  • Use of GPS & wildlife habitat management.
  • Daily discussions of wildlife habitat conditions that are productive for migratory birds and other wildlife. Daily hiking in a rainforest. Off-duty warm water fishing, paddling.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Forestry
some coursework or experience
Backpacking
some experience
GPS
some experience
Hand Tools
some experience
Orienteering compass skills
some experience