Yosemite National Park covers 1,200 square miles, and is located about 100 miles from from major cities. You will be collecting data near the Merced and Tuolumne Rivers on maintained trails. These sites will be lacking in basic ammenities. Housing may be provided.
This position serves within the Visitor Use and Impact Monitoring program in Yosemite's Resource Management and Science Division. Your primary focus will be on monitoring wilderness encounters and other human dimensions variables at frontcountry sites. Utilizing a several data collection protocols, the incumbent will assist managers at assessing visitor use at both frontcountry and remote backcountry sites. Although there will be some projects that take place in Yosemite Valley, interns should be prepared to spend up to a week at remote backcountry sites, and be prepared to hike up to 12 miles per day. Backcountry skills are required, and applicants with WFR are strongly encouraged to apply.