Forest Ecology Field Technicians, Oregon State University, Post-fire re-measurement in Mountain Pine Beetle affected fuels
Job description: Three field technicians (1 crew lead, 2 techs.) are needed to assist in re-measuring and installing additional plots in central Oregon following the 2012 Pole Creek Fire. Work will be based near Sisters, OR. Camping will be required during work stints and camping per diem will be provided. Work duties will include setting up plot boundaries, measuring stand structure, tree regeneration, surface and crown fuels, and measurement of post-fire effects on forest overstory and understory. Work may often occur in inclement conditions (heat, rain, mosquitoes, etc.). Strong attention to details and a willingness to QA/QC field records necessary.
Qualifications: Experience performing basic forest measurements, basic plant identification, as well as experience hiking off-trail in forested environments and navigating cross-county with compass preferred. Must be able to live, travel and work with people in a friendly and professional environment.
Date: Work will startJuly 1st and run through mid to late September 2013. Earlier start date may be negotiable for crew lead position.
Salary: $12-14/hour depending on experience.
To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, contact information for 2 references, and any questions to Travis Woolley travis.woolley. Application Deadline May 24th.
Seeking two summer employees to assist in vegetation surveys, and sample preparation on post-fire research plots in southern Oregon
Work begins in mid July, runs through September, and involves extended overnight camping on site. A degree biology or related fields is preferred, but not required. Compensation is competitive. Interested people should send a resume to Dr. John Campbell at john.campbell.
Plant Ecology/Wildlife in Managed Forests – Field Research Technicians, Betts Forest Landscape Ecology Lab: Intensive Forest Management and Biodiversity Research Project
We are seeking two summer field technicians to assist in data collection relevant to the study of plant community ecology and wildlife–habitat interactions in young managed forest plantations. The project is focused on the relationships between intensive forest management, early seral plant communities and cervid foraging in the Oregon Coast Range. We have established long term wildlife exclosures and open plots, located in young plantations of varying management intensities, in which plant measurements will be collected this summer. The technicians will assist in plant community measurements, cervid browse surveys and be primarily responsible for measuring conifer seedling and shrub volume. Primary requirements include: (1) basic knowledge of western Oregon flora (advanced knowledge desirable); (2) experience with floristic or forest inventory surveys; (3) proficiency in data collection and entry; (4) keen interest in forestry, wildlife and ecology. The technicians must also be tolerant of sun exposure, be able to hike steep slopes and be able to work long hours in both hot and cool conditions. The duration is from mid-June to mid-September and work hours will be 40+. Base of operations will be in Corvallis and Monmouth, Oregon and field sites are located throughout the Northern Oregon Coast Range. If interested please email Thomas at thomas.stokely.
The Nature Conservancy in Arizona is seeking a Forest Ecologist based in the Flagstaff area.
The Forest Ecologist provides scientific leadership in forest management, focusing on evaluating, developing and applying science-based practices in a dynamic socio-political environment. The Forest Ecologist works with a cross-functional team within the Conservancy and with external stakeholders to: 1) design and implement science-informed adaptive management and monitoring programs; 2) help resolve conflicting perspectives among stakeholders by adding more relevant science to the many factors being considered; and 3) help accelerate and guide forest restoration through collaboration, building relationships, and creative problem-solving. This position plays a key role in the Conservancy’s ongoing work with the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) as well as development of innovative technologies to streamline forest thinning operations while providing data on effectiveness of restoration treatments.
Applicants should have a Master’s degree in ecology or science-related field plus 4 years of relevant experience (or equivalent combination); a strong interest in using science to inform land management and stakeholder discussions; experience and enjoyment working closely with diverse partners such as federal land managers, academic researchers, and forestry professionals; demonstrated skills in ecological measurement, analysis and modeling; and excellent written and oral communication skills. For details and to apply, see , search for job #41102. Applications will be accepted through June 3.