Field Technician Internship, Summer 2011
Description of Organization: Takshanuk Watershed Council (TWC) promotes programs and projects within the Haines Borough which encompasses the Chilkat, Chilkoot, and Ferebee River systems including all streams, lakes, and tributaries. TWC focuses on four major project areas: education, restoration, stewardship and research. The field work conducted by TWC promotes conservation through a better understanding of the area’s resources. Fish distribution and abundance studies, water quality and quantity and intensive watershed assessments are consistently part of TWC’s field season.
Duration: Twelve weeks - starting in May or early June.
Housing Support: In addition to the salary stipend and travel support, a $500 stipend per month will be provided to assist with housing costs.
Assignment: The Field Technician will join TWC staff and volunteers in field work including fish trapping and population studies, water quality and quantity studies, stream survey work and the implementation of an on-going stream restoration project. High quality data collection and organization is vital to TWC's success. The Field Technician will also be responsible for completing a watershed assessment of our outdoor education lab on Sawmill Creek.
This position is best suited for a rugged, highly organized individual who is comfortable in the wilderness working under adverse weather conditions. The field work will involve hiking long distances with heavy packs and camping in bear country. In the office, the Field Technician will use excel, ArcGIS, and other computer programs to manage data and map results. Throughout the summer, the Field Technician will gain an understanding of southeast Alaska ecology and natural history, pacific salmonid life histories and distribution, Alaska fisheries management, and rural community watershed and tourism issues in Southeast Alaska.
• Completing a watershed assessment of our outdoor lab on Sawmill Creek
• Joining TWC staff in seasonal field work
• Recording and organizing data at the TWC office
• Working in remote areas and in physically challenging conditions
• Experience in outdoor field biology
• Excellent organizational skills
• Experience with the following programs is desired: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and ArcGIS
• Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; intern should be comfortable speaking in front of groups of all ages
• Must be able to work outdoors in all conditions
• Must be willing to work in bear and moose country
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