Botanist/Riparian Vegetation Technician Needed in Oregon

GBI is recruiting Botanists to assist in the implementation of the National Aquatic Monitoring Framework (NAMF) for Assessment, Inventory, Monitoring

(AIM) of lotic ecosystems, as well as the Multiple Indicator Monitoring

(MIM) of stream channels and streamside vegetation. The Botanists will work with agency staff, GBI staff and Aquatic Monitoring Field Leads and Technicians. Each Botanist will work as part of a three-person crew (one Crew Lead, one Botanist, one Technician) to assess riparian vegetation and sample streams and rivers on BLM-managed land using the BLM’s Aquatic AIM and MIM protocols for wadeable rivers and streams. AIM seeks to standardize the collection of quantitative data that can be used at multiple scales to assist the BLM in making resource management decisions.

More information about AIM and AIM implementation can be found at

Crews will interact with local BLM staff, national level staff at the National Aquatic Monitoring Center, and GBI senior monitoring staff. Data collection involves measuring a variety of attributes including water chemistry and instream habitat, collecting aquatic macroinvertebrates, and conducting ocular estimates in the riparian zone. Additional data collection for MIM sites will involve classifying streamside vegetation and identifying riparian vegetation to species and sub-species. Successful applicants will be required to work and camp in the field. Applicants should be prepared to encounter strenuous working conditions.

Field work and duties may include:

• Navigating off-trail to sampling sites; • Establishing sampling plots and transects (within the stream channel and streamside riparian area); • Entering data into and managing the Stream and River Assessment Hub

(SARAH) Ipad application (Aquatic Data Management Protocol); and • Identifying plants to species using dichotomous keys.

• Collecting riparian vegetation data, including species inventory (greenline composition, cover and constancy, stubble height, wood), stream bank stability, age and height classes of woody species, canopy cover, etc.

and making qualitative ecological assessments

District/State Office Projects:

• 1 Botanist, Lakeview District Office – Oregon Statewide project; home base Klamath Falls and Lakeview, Oregon • 1 Botanist, Vale District Office – Oregon Statewide project; home base Vale and Baker City, Oregon • 1 Botanists, Burns District Office – Oregon Statewide project; home base Burns, Oregon


• $15/hr + $150 non-taxed biweekly housing stipend • $15 nightly camping per diem • Paid holidays and personal leave • Paid health insurance (medical, dental and vision)

May 28, 2019 – October 4, 2019

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