BLM Field Botanist Assistant – Taos, NM
As the botanist assistant the majority of the work will take place at the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, where the botanist assistant will work with a team of fisheries and wildlife biologists to determine baseline habitats of seeps, springs, and playa lakes. The selected individual will identify, collect, and prepare herbarium specimens, aid in environmental education efforts, and perform data collection and database entry duties.
Core Responsibilities for the position:
Work with a team of biologists and fisheries staff to study and collect data for riparian habitats, springs, seeps, rivers, streams and lakes of northern New Mexico.
Assist with fish population, aquatic invertebrate surveys and environmental education.
Identify local riparian community flora.
Collect and prepare herbarium specimens.
Gather detailed vegetation data for entry into database.
Contribute to the program’s field guide and database for the area.
Office duties will include performing data entry and assisting with travel preparation.
Start/End Date: May 7, 2018 – November 16, 2018 (anticipated)
Term: 28 weeks
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