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  • Mansel A. Nelson
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    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 13, 2007
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      >JOB/ INTERN OPPORTUNITIES
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      >Ornithologists Wanted
      >We are seeking 11 highly motivated ornithologists to participate in the
      >second year of a large-scale, multi-year experimental study that
      >investigates how avian communities respond to juniper-pinyon pine
      >invasions. Study sites are replicated in isolated, scenic areas of Utah,
      >Nevada, northeastern California, Oregon, and Idaho. Focal species include
      >Gray Flycatcher, Sage Thrasher, Sage Sparrow, Brewer’s Sparrow, Vesper
      >Sparrow and Green-tailed Towhee. Sampling protocol consists of point
      >counts, behavioral observation, territory mapping, nest searching,
      >target-netting and color-banding, and also vegetation
      >sampling. Preference will be given to energetic, detail-oriented
      >candidates with experience in songbird point-count surveys,
      >nest-searching, territory mapping and mist-netting. GIS experience is
      >also desirable for navigation and site selection purposes. This is a
      >physically demanding job, involving hiking and camping in rugged terrain
      >for up to 8-10 days. Remote field conditions include exposure to wind,
      >dust, heat, cold, and intense sun at elevations exceeding 5,000 feet. The
      >positions are full-time, temporary employment, at the following stations:
      >1) 30 miles south of Tooele, UT, 2) 35 miles southwest of Eureka, NV,
      >3) 60 miles south of Marsing, ID. We are seeking nine GG-6 field
      >technicians ($15.14/hour plus $18/day field per diem) starting April 15 to
      >approximately August 31, 2006. For the GG-6 position, applicants need 1
      >year and 9 months of field experience or 4 years of college with courses
      >related to the work of the position to be filled plus 3 months of field
      >work experience. In addition, incumbents must be experienced in songbird
      >surveying, at least 3 months. For inquiries related to the positions,
      >please contact Kevin Glueckert (208-426-5205; email: kglueckert@...)
      >or Matthias Leu (208-426-2598). To apply, please send: 1) cover letter
      >indicating position applying for (GG-6 ID 1254214), 2) CV including
      >professional experience (indicate number of days and hours worked for each
      >position), 3) three references, and 4) copies of academic transcripts
      >(unofficial transcripts are acceptable). Application
      >may be sent via mail to Rhonda Dart (phone 208-426-5207), USGS, Snake
      >River Field Station, 970 Lusk St., Boise ID 83706, or via email to:
      >rhonda_dart@.... Applications must be received by February 21, 2007.
      >
      >Bird Banding Interns Needed
      >Many Bird Banding Interns are needed in 2007 to operate constant effort
      >mistnetting and banding (MAPS) stations throughout the continental
      >U.S. Join this continent-wide, cutting edge effort to determine the vital
      >rates that cause changes in North American
      >landbird populations. Positions are available in the Northwest region
      >(Oregon, and Washington), the Western Midwest/Texas region (Missouri and
      >Texas), and the Eastern Midwest/East region (Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, and
      >West Virginia). Interns are accepted into a given region and, after
      >training, are assigned to a specific
      >location. Internships are from 1 May (23 Apr for Midwest/TX) through 8
      >August. Enthusiastic individuals with previous birding and/or field
      >research experience are preferred. Prior banding experience is not
      >necessary as all internships include an intensive, two week training
      >course in mistnetting, banding, and aging and sexing small
      >landbirds. Flexibility, good physical condition, a tolerance of long days
      >that begin before dawn and the ability to endure sometimes difficult field
      >conditions are required. Applicants with good field vehicles are
      >especially needed. FREE shared housing (no rent or utilities for three
      >months!) and a non-taxable per diem of $23 - $28 (depending on location)
      >for food and other out-of-pocket expenses, amounting to $1,932 - $2520 for
      >the season, are provided. Interns are expected to work a minimum of 6 of
      >every 10 days, sometimes more depending on weather. Interested applicants
      >should send via email
      >(preferred) or U.S. mail a resume, cover letter, contact information for 2
      >references including email addresses, and a completed MAPS Internship
      >Application form. Application forms as well as further information can be
      >found on our website,
      >< http://www.birdpop.org,/>www.birdpop.org, or contact KELLY GORDON, The
      >Institute for Bird Populations, PO Box 1346, Point Reyes Station, CA
      >94956. FAX 415-663-9482, PH 415-663-1436, EMAIL: kgordon@....
      >
      >
      >Summer Field Assistant Positions- Alaska
      >The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking
      >applicants for summer field assistant positions on an on going ecological
      >research project. These positions will be located at the Toolik Field
      >Station in northern Alaska. For additional information about the Ecosystems
      >Center and its programs, visit our website at http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/.
      >Information about the Arctic Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project is
      >available at http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/ARC/ and information about the Toolik
      >Field Station is available at http://www.uaf.edu/toolik. The following
      >positions will be filled pending funding.
      >
      >Chemistry Summer FA: The successful candidate will participate in research
      >on the quantitative and qualitative analyses of nutrients in natural water
      >samples. Duties include facilitating chemical measurements through the
      >preparation of standards and reagents and the maintenance of instruments for
      >a multi-user laboratory at the Toolik Field Station. Some field work
      >involved. Prior chemistry experience is required.
      >Streams Summer FA: The successful candidate will participate in research on
      >arctic tundra stream ecosystems at Toolik Field Station. Duties will include
      >monitoring physical parameters in streams, collection and analysis of water
      >samples, benthic samples and juvenile and adult fish. Basic chemistry skills
      >and knowledge preferred.
      >Terrestrial Summer FA: The successful candidate will participate in research
      >on tundra ecosystems. Duties include sampling and processing plant and soil
      >samples, collection of precipitation and weather data and maintenance of
      >long-term fertilizer experiments and field greenhouses. Basic laboratory
      >skills, familiarity with spreadsheet software and some knowledge of plants
      >and soils preferred.
      >
      >Applicants should be recent college graduates (BS or MS) with significant
      >course work and/or field experience in ecology. Some background in
      >terrestrial ecology, soil science, aquatic ecology, hydrology, chemistry,
      >fish ecology and/or ecosystems ecology preferred.
      >Instructions: To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, copy of
      >transcripts, the names addresses and phone numbers of 3 references and email
      >addresses to: The Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources
      >reference code [SFA LTER], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015, or email
      >materials including reference code SFA LTER to: resume@.... An Equal
      >Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Non-smoking workplace.
      >
      >Deadline: Until suitable candidates are identified.
      >
      >
      > Summer Grassland/Restoration Ecology field assistant needed
      >A trustworthy and dependable individual is needed to assist
      >with grassland/restoration ecology research for the summer of
      >2007. Duties will primarily entail sampling vegetation in reconstructed
      >and remnant grasslands throughout the state of Iowa. Additional
      >responsibilities will include: assistance in planting and maintaining
      >experimental plots, data entry, weighing, and sorting plants. Many
      >opportunities exist for developing an independent research project.
      >Generally, projects in the Wilsey Lab are investigating factors that maintain
      >diversity within grasslands. We have on-going studies in the Loess Hills
      >region of Iowa, at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge (Prairie City, IA) and
      >in the blackland prairie region of Texas. Information from our studies will
      >be useful in management and restoration of grassland ecosystems. For more
      >information please visit: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~bwilsey/homepage.htm
      >The position will require approximately 40hrs/week ($8/hr) from the end of
      >May
      >to mid August (start/end dates flexible). Applicants must be able to work in
      >the field under potentially adverse weather conditions and be tolerant of
      >chiggers, ticks and other biting/stinging creatures (not to mention the
      >plants!). Some Saturday work/overnite stays will be required.
      >Preference will be given to those with previous experience in botany/field
      >ecology and majoring in the biological sciences. In addition, applicants
      >must
      >know or be willing to learn common native prairie plants and introduced
      >agricultural weeds.
      >Please a send cover letter detailing your experience with field work and
      >species identification along with your resume and contacts for two
      >references. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. To
      >guarantee consideration, please submit your application materials by March
      >15th, 2006 to:
      >
      >Kathryn Yurkonis
      >EEOB Dept
      >Iowa State University
      >253 Bessey Hall
      >Ames, IA 50011
      ><mailto:yurkonis@...>yurkonis@...
      >
      >
      >University Intern Needed for Studies of Turtle Ecology in Freshwater
      >Tidal Wetlands
      >We are accepting applications from university students to participate in
      >new and on-going studies of turtles and wetlands for the 2007 field
      >season. The fieldwork takes place at the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, a
      >1400-acre research station and environmental education center located on
      >the Patuxent River Estuary, 20 miles east of Washington, D.C. The
      >Sanctuary includes over 700 acres of freshwater tidal wetlands, and large
      >tracts of forests and meadows. Staff naturalists and researchers from
      >other organizations carry out a wide variety of ecological studies.
      >One intern position is available for the 2007 field season. The intern
      >assists with on-going, team projects, but also works independently.
      >Applicants should enjoy fieldwork and should be able to tolerate long
      >hours in the field, occasionally under uncomfortable conditions. It helps
      >to have a high degree of self-motivation. In addition to helping
      >with turtle studies, the intern also helps with bird banding, reptile
      >surveys, fish seining, and water quality studies. The intern will also
      >carry out an independent research project related to mud or box turtles.
      >At the end of the season in August, the intern gives an oral
      >presentation and turns in a written report on their independent project.
      >Interns work under the supervision of Sanctuary Director Chris Swarth. The
      >Friends of Jug Bay, Anne Arundel County, and the Chesapeake Bay National
      >Estuarine Research Reserve provide the funding for this project.
      >
      >Projects for 2007
      >1. Movements of Eastern Mud Turtles in tidal wetlands and adjacent
      >upland forests. Radio telemetry and hoop netting will be the main study
      >techniques.
      >2. Habitat use and home range of juvenile Eastern Box Turtles.
      >Thread trailing and radio telemetry will be the main techniques.
      >3. Home range and movements of adult female Eastern Box Turtles.
      >Radio telemetry is the main method used in this study.
      >Qualifications
      >Applicant must be a junior, senior, or recent graduate majoring in the
      >life sciences. Must be motivated, capable of independent work, and enjoy
      >learning about the natural world. Fieldwork is in wet and muddy habitats.
      >Experience with small boats, kayaks, and canoes is a plus.
      >Stipend Award
      >$3,600 stipend.
      >Dates and Work Schedule
      >The intern position is for a 3.5 or 4 month period. The preferred start
      >date is April 15, but this could be pushed back to May 1. The work project
      >ends on August 15. Interns work five full days a week; occasionally nights
      >and on weekends.
      >Housing
      >There is no on-site housing at this time. Interns will need to find
      >their own housing accommodations.
      >Application Process
      >Please send all of the following:
      >1. Resume
      >2. Statement of intent, including summary of academic and field
      >experience,
      >qualifications, career goals, and interests. Tell us why you want the
      >position.
      >3. Transcripts (need not be “official”)
      >4. Names, email addresses and phone numbers of three academic or
      >professional
      >references.
      >
      >Deadline: March 30, 2003.
      >
      >Send application by email to:
      >Christopher Swarth
      >cswarth@...
      >To learn more about the Sanctuary, visit our web site at www.jugbay.org
      >
      >
      >The Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition is seeking Field Crew Members for a
      >Watershed Assessment Project.
      > The Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition is a non-profit organization
      > composed of public, private, and non-profit partners dedicated to the
      > restoration of the Great Basin ecosystems through collaborative
      > teamwork. The Watershed Assessment Project will facilitate the
      > Coalition’s efforts in assessing the health of watersheds in Eastern Nevada.
      > DUTIES: Field crew members will be responsible for collecting
      > vegetation and soil characterization data within the watersheds. The
      > data will be collected with PDA’s from randomly located 50 x 50m sampling
      > plots using line point intercept. Crew members will also be responsible
      > for the appropriate collection of unknown plant specimens for future
      > identification.
      > EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Strong applicants will either be currently
      > enrolled in or graduated from a program in natural resources, biology,
      > ecology, or a related field. Experience in taxonomic keys and field
      > botany is essential. A working knowledge of the flora of the Great Basin
      > desert is preferred but not required if the candidate has demonstrated in
      > the past an ability to learn quickly. Must be experienced with 4WD, GPS,
      > and backcountry navigation with maps and compass. Backcountry camping
      > will be required for certain study areas. Crew members must be able to
      > work well with others as well as independently.
      > CONDITIONS: Candidates must be able and willing to hike long distances
      > carrying a 30-lb pack over rugged terrain and work long hours in extreme
      > conditions, including rain and 100+ degrees F heat, in remote
      > areas. Candidates must also have a clean driving record for the past
      > three years. 4WD vehicles, GPS units, digital cameras, and PDA’s will be
      > provided by the Coalition. Crew members will be required to provide
      > their own housing and personal field gear.
      > SALARY: $14-16/hour, depending on experience (plus per diem when camping)
      > DURATION: Positions will begin May 21, 2007, and last three months or
      > longer, depending upon the length of the field season and availability of
      > work. Start date flexible for students who will still be attending
      > classes. Please state in your application when you will be available
      > should you not be able to begin May 21.
      > LOCATION: The crews will be based out of the Coalition’s office in
      > Ely, NV, and will be working in southern White Pine County, NV, and
      > Lincoln County, NV.
      >
      > APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2007
      >
      > TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three (3)
      > references (names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and relation to
      > applicant) via e-mail to:
      >
      > Jennifer Brickey
      > jbrickey_enlc@...
      > Include ‘WA Field Crew Member’ in the subject line of the email.
      >
      > Any applications received that do not have references included will be
      > automatically discarded. Phone interviews will be scheduled following
      > the application deadline. Questions regarding the position should be
      > directed to Jennifer Brickey at jbrickey_enlc@... or
      > 775-289-7974 ext. 2#.
      >
      > All applicants must be citizens of the United States.
      >
      >
      >The Missouri Department of Conservation is hiring 2 summer field botany
      >technicians
      > Needed to conduct vegetation and soft mast monitoring for the long- term
      > MOFEP study (Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project). Duties will
      > include learning to identify 400+ plants to species, locating permanent
      > plots and sampling ground vegetaion, measuring coverage, counting and
      > weighing soft mast fruits, measuring canopy coverage. This position is a
      > great opportunity to hone your botany skills, learn about forest ecology,
      >and to interact with professionals in the field. MOFEP is a long-term
      >experiment designed to evaluate the impacts of forest management practices
      >on a wide range of biotic and abiotic ecosystem components. For
      >information about the MOFEP study, go to http://mofep.mdc.mo.gov/
      >
      >Positions are temporary, full-time, and will be based in Ellington, MO
      >63638 from May 21 ­ August 24, 2007. Housing is provided. Pay rate is
      >$9.32/hr.
      >
      >Preferred applicants will have the following qualifications: 1) completed
      >course work in plant taxonomy, field botany and/or dendrology, 2) ability
      >and desire to quickly learn 400+ plant species, 3) ability and desire to
      >work long hours in rigorous terrain and harsh weather conditions, 4)
      >ability to navigate with map and compass, 5) a valid driver's license, and
      >6) experience operating 4x4 vehicles.
      >
      >Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2007.
      >Please send electronic or paper resume and references to:
      >
      >Susan Farrington 551 Joe Jones Blvd. West Plains MO 65775
      >Susan.Farrington@...
      >phone (417) 255-9561 Ext. 307, fax (417) 256-0429
      >
      >
      >SUMMER JOBS IN THE SIERRA NEVADA
      > Employer: Sierra Nevada Research Center, USDA Forest Service,
      > Pacific
      >Southwest Research Station
      >Location: Lake Tahoe Basin and Eldorado National Forest
      > Job Title: Biological Technician (Wildlife)
      >Employment Duration: 3-4 months (May ­ August 2007, exact dates may vary)
      >Number of Positions: 8 field technicians (GS-04, 05) with the following
      >expertise and possibly 1 field crew leader (GS-07) with experience with at
      >least two of the following techniques:
      > ♦Passerine Bird surveys: (mid May ­ July; 2 positions) point
      > counts and
      >nest searching; requires knowledge of Western forest birds by sight and
      >sound and/or experience nest searching. Knowledge of Sierra Nevada flora
      >desirable.
      > ♦Owl/Accipiter surveys: (mid May ­ July; 2 positions)
      > broadcast call
      >surveys; experience with broadcast surveys and knowledge of Western forest
      >owls and raptors by sight and sound strongly preferred. Knowledge of Sierra
      >Nevada flora desirable.
      > Small mammals: (July ­ August) live trapping; requires live trapping
      >experience and knowledge of Sierra Nevada small mammal species
      >identification. Knowledge of Sierra Nevada flora desirable.
      > People with skills in more than one area are particularly
      > encouraged to
      >apply. Ideally, bird and/or owl/accipiter crews will conduct small mammal
      >trapping as time permits.
      > ♦Carnivore surveys: (mid May ­ August; 3 positions) sooted
      > track plates and
      >remote camera systems; experience with the identification of mammal species
      >from tracks and photographs preferred but not required. Knowledge of
      >vegetation sampling techniques required; knowledge of Sierra Nevada flora
      >preferred.
      > Vegetation sampling: (July ­ August) sampling of living and dead
      > trees and
      >logs using transect, line-intercept and variable radius plot methods;
      >requires experience with the above techniques and identifying plants using
      >a dichotomous key (Jepson Manual). Background in forestry and/or knowledge
      >of Sierra Nevada flora preferred.
      >Carnivore crews will also be required to conduct a majority of the
      >vegetation sampling.
      > ♦Recreational use sampling: (May ­ August; 1 position)
      > visual encounter
      >surveys, acoustic monitoring systems, and remote trail monitoring systems;
      >experience collecting recreation data, and use of remote trail and acoustic
      >monitoring systems is preferred.
      > Pay: $13.06/hr (GS-0404-04) ­ $14.61/hr (GS-0404-05), depending on
      >education and experience. $18.10/hr (GS-0404-07)
      > Background and Job Description:
      >Field assistants are needed for an ongoing project to evaluate the effects
      >of OHV use and other forms of recreation on a variety of wildlife species
      >and their habitats. Specifically, technicians will fill positions doing
      >one or more of the following: avian point counts and passerine nest
      >searching, broadcast surveys for owls and accipiters, small mammal
      >trapping, carnivore surveys, vegetation sampling, and recreation surveys.
      >The project is based in the Lake Tahoe Basin with field locations on the
      >Eldorado National Forest. Work will occur largely in forested habitats
      >from 6000 ­ 8500’ in elevation. Terrain is rugged and may require
      >extensive hiking off-trail in remote locations with a loaded pack. Night
      >and/or weekend work is required for some positions. Car camping or
      >backpacking may be required. Experience with point counts and small mammal
      >trapping is required for those positions (4). Familiarity with carnivore
      >surveys, recreation surveys, and knowledge of various habitat sampling
      >methods as well as Sierra Nevada flora is recommended, though may not be
      >required. Applicants should anticipate long and physically demanding days;
      >steep terrain; dense habitat; and mosquitoes. Qualified applicants must be
      >enthusiastic, in good physical condition, able to work independently and
      >with others, able to work for long hours, and confident navigating through
      >difficult terrain using map and compass. Proof of U.S. citizenship and
      >possession of a valid driver’s license are required.
      >
      >For more information regarding the above positions or to be notified once
      >the positions are open, please send a brief note of inquiry to the contacts
      >below (email inquiries preferred):
      >
      >Jane Hartwig (passerines, owls/accipiters, recreation): jhartwig@...
      >Heather Zeigler (small mammals, carnivores, habitat): hzeigler@...
      >
      >*Please include the subject line “2007 OHV Study positions” in your email
      >inquiry. In the inquiry, please indicate the positions in which you are
      >interested. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply for more than
      >one position in their areas of qualification to increase the chances of
      >being hired. Applications for non-students will take place through AVUE
      >Digital Services. The application is an on-line process for non-students:
      >For applicants interested in positions through the Student Temporary
      >Employment Program please include an electronic copy of your resume in your
      >email. To be eligible for appointment through the Student
      >Temporary Employment Program, you must be currently enrolled in an
      >accredited degree program with the intention of returning to school upon
      >completion of the field season. Individuals graduating prior to the start
      >of the field season are not eligible for employment through the Student
      >Temporary Employment Program and must apply through AVUE Digital Services.
      >
      >
      >See us on-line at
      ><http://www.mpcer.nau.edu/Weekly_update.htm>www.mpcer.nau.edu/Weekly_update.h
      tml
      >
      >If you have an announcement you would like included in the MPCER Weekly
      >Update please contact:
      >
      >Jennifer Johnston
      >Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research
      >Public Relations Manager
      >jlj46@...
      >Wk: (928) 523-6281
      >Fax: (928) 523-8223
      ><http://www.mpcer.nau.edu/>www.mpcer.nau. <http://www.mpcer.nau.edu/>edu
      >
      >"What good is a nice house without a decent planet to put it on?"
      >-Henry David Thoreau

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      Mansel A. Nelson
      Program Coordinator (Environmental Educator) Voice 928 523 1275/1496
      Environmental Education Outreach Program Fax 928 523 1280
      Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals mansel.nelson@...
      PO Box 5768
      Northern Arizona University Peterson Hall
      Flagstaff, AZ 86011 Bldg 22, Room 208
      http://www.nau.edu/eeop/
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    • Mansel Adelbert Nelson
      Please see the attached for internship opportunities. man Mansel Nelson Senior Program Coordinator Tribal Environmental Education Outreach 928-523-1275
      Message 2 of 2 , Nov 5, 2011
      Please see the attached for internship opportunities.

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      Mansel Nelson
      Senior Program Coordinator
      Tribal Environmental Education Outreach
      928-523-1275
      mansel.nelson@...


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