Wildlife Habitat Monitoring Intern

Expected Dates
June 9, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
Position ID
The intern will assist refuge staff complete monitoring procedures to evaluate the effectiveness of habitat management programs. These procedures will include post-treatment surveys of tree and snag densities by size class and understory plant cover of micro and macro plots in forest restoration units and control sites, post treatment transects in areas managed to control invasive grass species; monitor wetland conditions through mapping of water depths and plant communities; complete invasive plant species mapping; assist with elk browse transects in aspen communities; conduct waterfowl banding; conduct library research on selected conservation topics; organize and catalog refuge library materials; and complete data entry and summary using computerized data bases.

Intern will also assist with the restoration and protection of 5 acres of riparian habitat by planting trees, erecting fence, and watering new plantings.
  • Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge is one of 550+ refuges managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service specifically for wildlife and their habitats. The Service has primary responsibility for the management and conservation of migratory birds, threatened and endangered species, and anadromous fish populations.
  • ATV, canoeing, First Aide/CPR. Plant and animal ID, GPS/GIS
  • Biking, hiking, boating, swimming, and fishing available in the area.
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Wildlife Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Bird Identification
competent with supervision
competent with supervision
some experience
competent with supervision