Summer Field Technician: Floodplain Forest Restoration


St. Paul, MN, USA



Job Type:


Application Deadline:

03/22/2017 or until filled

Job Description:

One (1) technician is needed for a study of reed canarygrass treatments and floodplain forest tree planting. One goal is to develop more effective reed canarygrass control measures that reduce the grass=92s coverage. The second is to study the effects of site treatment across a range of environmental factors. The third is to examine differences in natural tree regeneration across site treatments and the range of environmental factors tested. The fourth is to study tree seedling establishment, survival and growth across different stock types, site treatment strategies, and the range of environmental factors studies. The technician will join a graduate student researcher to collect data including: estimate percent cover of reed canarygrass, record differences in environmental factors, measure tree growth, and enter field data as a team and independently. Our office is based in St. Paul, MN and field sites are in southeast Minnesota. A vehicle will be provided for transportation between the office and field sites. We are looking for applicants who will take pride in collecting and entering high-quality ecological data, are hard-working, and have a team-

oriented attitude. May involve occasional work on other projects in Minnesota associated with the Montgomery lab at the University of Minnesota.


Minimum qualifications include undergraduate standing in Natural Resources, Forestry, Ecology, Wildlife or related major or equivalent experience; a valid driver=92s license, good driving record, and ability to drive for at least two hours at a time; ability to work in challenging terrain (full sun, high humidity, wet, mucky ground); ability to closely follow tree measurement and percent coverage protocol and data entering instructions; attention to detail and accuracy in data collection; and willingness to spend long days in the field working and hiking through dense ground vegetation and wet environments with biting insects. This job requires people who have high attention to detail, are able to follow precise protocol, and possess a positive attitude. Must be willing to occasionally camp near field site for field work.


$12/hour for 40 hours/week. If applicants prefer part-time employment (e.g. <40h/week) please indicate that preference in the application.

To Apply:

Persons interested in interviewing for a position should email a letter of interest and resume with names and contact information (phone and email) for two references to Maria DeLaundreau at Please include YOUR LAST NAME and =93FLOODPLAIN TECH=94 in the email subject line.

Number of Openings:


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