Riparian Vegetation Technician Needed in OR

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

Additional duties include:

• Maintaining safety awareness and practices;

• Regular communication with GBI support staff and agency staff;

• Participation in GBI and agency trainings


• $15/hr + $150 non-taxed biweekly housing stipend

• $15 nightly camping per diem

• Paid holidays and personal leave

• Paid preventative health insurance (medical, dental and vision)

To learn more and apply please follow the link below:

Sage Bates

Recruitment and Compliance Coordinator

Great Basin Institute

16750 Mt. Rose Highway

Reno, NV 89511-8774

775-674-5489 (office)

The Great Basin Institute advances environmental research, education, and

service throughout the west. The institute promotes applied research and

ecological literacy through community engagement and agency partnerships to

support national parks, forests, open spaces and public lands.