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Seasonal Field Assistant Position (Lichen Surveys) — Washington

The Evans lab in the School of Biological Sciences at Washington State University (WSU) is hiring (1) seasonal field assistant for field work associated with assessing nitrogen (N) deposition utilizing lichens. Field work will be conducted at North Cascades National Park Service Complex (NOCA) in northwestern Washington. The field assistant will work closely with a PhD student and another field assistant to conduct lichen community surveys and collect lichen samples for elemental analysis (N content and stable isotope composition). The majority of time in this position will be spent doing field surveys. Training will be provided at the beginning of the season to learn field and collection protocols. Overnight backpacking trips are expected to access to remote sampling locations; however, we will occasionally stay at developed campgrounds and NPS lodging. This position is expected to start May 13, 2019 and continue through August 16, 2019 [different start/end dates for non-WSU students will be considered].


• Working towards/completed degree in biology, ecology, and/or a related field • Lichen identification skills • Field research experience • Backpacking/backcountry experience • Strong attention to organization and detail • Ability to work cooperatively in small groups, and to take instruction • Clear, direct communication skills

COMPENSATION: Stipend (paid bi-weekly) will be provided. Expenses associated with overnight field work (i.e. food and lodging) will be covered. This is a temporary position with no benefits.

TO APPLY: Applications should be compiled into a single PDF document and emailed to  no later than Friday, April 26th, 2019.


• letter of interest that includes your availability (i.e. when can you start) • resume • transcripts (unofficial is fine) and/or list of relevant coursework • the names and contact information for two references

Applications will be considered upon receipt. Please direct all inquiries to

Meaghan Petix

School of Biological Sciences

Washington State University

Technician Position in Aridland Restoration Ecology

. Newingham’s Aridland Ecology Lab is seeking research technicians to assist with the collection and management of field data related to fire and restoration/rehabilitation studies primarily in the Great Basin and Mojave deserts. This is a great opportunity to learn about natural resource issues and land management in collaboration with universities, state, and federal agencies.

Studies include:

•    Effects of post-fire rehabilitation treatments on plants, biological soil crust, and soil properties.

•    Effects of precipitation regimes on plant invasions and reestablishing native plants after fire.

•    Evaluating how grazing after fire affects plant recovery and rehabilitation treatments.

•    Determining effects of post-fire rehabilitation treatments and annual grass invasion on post-fire wind erosion.

•    Effectiveness of restoration treatments on rare plant and wildlife habitat.

Job duties include:

•    Collecting plant and soil data in the field, sample organization, and sample processing in the lab.

•    Data entry and management in Excel.

•    Use of a GPS and ArcGIS.

•    Willingness to travel to remote field sites and camp in primitive settings.

•    Ability to work in varied field conditions that may involve: 1) off-road hiking up and down hills, 2) carrying loads up to 30 lbs, and 3) withstanding periods of inclement weather during all seasons.

•    Working with graduate students and other technicians in the lab.

•    Interacting with scientists and land managers from state and federal agencies, as well as universities.

Minimum qualifications:

•    Education:  Pursuing or attained a BS degree in biology, ecology, natural resources, geology, hydrology, or closely related field.

•    Ability to perform repetitive tasks while maintaining accuracy and good organizational skills.

•    Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a group.

•    Strong oral and written communication skills.

Preferred qualifications:

•    Plant identification, soil sampling and processing, proficiency in Excel, use of GPS units and GIS.

Please send a resume, unofficial transcript, a letter detailing your skills, experience, and/or interest, as well as contact information for three references to Beth Newingham at Full-time employment May – August ($12-18/hr DOE) with possible full or part-time work beyond pending funding. The position is based in Reno, NV. Review of applications will begin April 24th and continue until positions are filled.

IMMEDIATE HIRE- Project Leader- SCA California Trail Conservation Corps

*SCA 2019 California (Lassen National Forest) Corps Project Leader Positions Announced*

Interested in using your outdoor trail skills to take care of the land while educating young adult conservation leaders? Join the Student Conservation Association (SCA) as a California Conservation Corps Project Leader in 2019! The SCA already anticipates 200+ leader positions for the summer and school year of 2019 – both in California and throughout the rest of the country.

Benefits: $600 weekly salary; Meals provided; Paid trainings and career-development opportunities; Travel to training and site locations provided.

Program Dates: May 2019 to September 2019 (exact dates TBA)

Training Dates: 4/22/2019 – 5/3/2019 (some flexibility)

View Position & Apply Online:

Primary Responsibilities:

As a Project Leader, you will oversee the management of a five-month trail project in partnership with the Lassen National Forest of northern California. This project will aim to address a backcountry trail system that has suffered severe damage from multiple wildfires.

The Lassen Trail Corps will undertake two trail maintenance projects on the Lassen National Forest. Both trails have suffered major damage from multiple fires dating back to 2000. As a result, the original trails have become overgrown, and in some places, have become unrecognizable and inaccessible to the public.

The SCA crew will work in partnership with the US Forest Service to reestablish the two trails and make them safe for users. Work projects may include (but not limited to), scouting and establishing the correct trail alignment, building new trail, logging out downed trees, building erosion control structures, establishing switch backs, and other trail maintenance activities.

The Team will also live together, possibly camping for the duration of the season. Field-life is rugged, members should expect to live without electricity, running water, and cell phone reception for much of the project. Many of the crew’s work sites are only accessible by UTV, so crew members should also expect to pack light, but prepared to live and work in the elements. Members should be willing to be a part of a community and to help out with chores and participate in activities outside of the work projects.

Specifically, the Crew Leader will:

•    Act as a Crew Supervisor, by facilitating teamwork, managing field-based tasks, managing crew housing, and guiding crew dynamics

•    Serve as an Advisor, by training members in technical conservation work skills, mentoring personal and professional development, and teaching environmental stewardship

•    Act as a Project Manager, by communicating with agency park partners, ensuring successful and timely completion of work projects, and upholding a positive representation of SCA

•    Perform tasks as a Program Administrator, by organizing logistics, completing documentation, managing a budget, and communicating with SCA staff


•    Experience working with youth or young adults (18 or older), teaching or environmental education a plus

•    Experience with conservation work skills or related skills preferred – i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, habitat restoration, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening

•    Backcountry Trail work experience is preferred

•    ATV or UTV driving experience or certification is a plus

•    Chainsaw certification is a plus

•    Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements and most occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more

•    Current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification required by the start of training

•    Must be able to attend Crew Leader training: April 8, 2019 to April 19, 2019

•    Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

•    Must have ability to legally work in the US

•    Must have a valid driver’s license for 3+ years and MVR that meets SCA standards

•    Must be able to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards

To Apply: Email a resume and cover letter to Leaders Recruiting Coordinator Hannah Jo King at  . Qualified applicants will then be asked to fill out an online application.

SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.

For more information about SCA, visit us at

Backcountry Support and GIS Intern at Shenandoah National Park


Service. Community. Wild Places.

Appalachian Conservation Corps is now accepting applications for a Backcountry Support and GIS Individual Placement at Shenandoah National Park (SHEN), near Luray, VA. The Individual Placement will work with and report directly to National Park Service Staff to support the mission of the Wilderness, Backcountry, and Trails Program at SHEN. This is an AmeriCorps position.

This position will focus on projects and assignments in the following areas: visitor education, public outreach, and backcountry permitting; backcountry patrols, field work, and emergency response; and program support through planning, research, documentation, and reporting. A large portion of this position will be dedicated to training, skills development, and professional development opportunities. The AmeriCorps Intern will receive a $425 per week living stipend. Housing is not provided. This position will also be eligible for an education award.

This position will require a self-motivated person with the skill sets to travel alone in a backcountry setting, interact in a professional manner with members of the public, and complete both field-based and office-based assignments.

40 – 52 weeks, Full-time, Temporary

$425/week + AmeriCorps Education Award

Learn more about the position and apply online by visiting:

Feel free to contact me with any questions!

Michelle Marsich


Associate Program Director

Appalachian Conservation Corps/ Conservation Corps North Carolina



A program of Conservation Legacy

Service. Community. Wild Places.

M.S. in Environmental Science with an urban focus – DePaul University

DePaul University has a MS in Environmental Science (MSES) degree focused on urban ecological restoration and conservation land management!

This graduate degree will prepare students for careers in ecological restoration, species and landscape conservation, biodiversity management, green infrastructure management and ecological consultancy. Our department’s expertise is in applied environmental science and this will bring exciting and useful training in the field of conservation land management.

Environmental Science & Studies Department faculty have disciplinary expertise in paleontology, plant-atmosphere interactions, restoration ecology, urban forestry, urban agriculture, ecological economics, soil ecology and science, urban ecology, and related fields. Students complete 13 course equivalents, with an expectation that full-time students can complete the program in two academic years. The program is housed in the McGowan South Building (LEED certified) in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, which provides a modern research infrastructure that includes laboratories, analytical facilities, environmental growth chambers, a rooftop garden, and a greenhouse.

The program is accepting applications on a rolling basis for ENROLLMENT THIS FALL QUARTER so interested prospective students should apply now!

Please contact the program director, Mark Potosnak at  or 773-325-7867 if you have any questions.

Additional information is available at: .

Mark Potosnak

Associate Professor and Chair

Environmental Science and Studies

DePaul University

(773) 325-7867

Pollinator Research Technician

PhD student with the Ecology Department at Montana State University is in search of a research technician to aid in field data collection for a project evaluating the effects of conifer encroachment on plant-pollinator interactions in the Big Hole Valley of southwest Montana. Results from this project will inform Forest Service management efforts for the treatment and removal of conifers in sagebrush ecosystems.


The applicant will be based in Bozeman, MT but conduct weekly field trips in the Big Hole Valley near Wisdom, MT. The field schedule is 5 days on, 2 days off with primitive camping onsite in the field (typically leaving Bozeman early Monday morning and returning Friday evening). Fieldwork is weather-dependent and requires flexible hours, including early mornings and weekends. Fieldwork involves collecting insects visiting flowers at 12 sites distributed along the National Forest boundary near Wisdom, MT. General field duties include identifying plant species, collecting flower-visiting insects using a net, recording data, and navigating to field sites with a GPS. Field vehicle will be supplied, but the applicant will be required to provide most equipment required for camping.

Additional duties include:

•    Entering data

•    Coordinating basic field logistics required for camping and sampling

•    Working independently and as part of a team

•    Regular communication with PhD student/team leader

Compensation: $1,500/month stipend.

Location: Bozeman, MT. Would be based in the field M-F.

Timeline: Preferred June 3rd to August 30th (dates flexible)


•    experience in botany or related field

•    able to adhere to field protocols and verbal instructions

•    experience collecting data in an organized manner

•    able to carry equipment while walking over uneven terrain

•    able to operate a GPS unit and navigate to predetermined locations

•    willing to work and camp overnight in a rural and remote field setting

•    able to work independently and as a part of a team

•    able to adhere to field safety measures

•    valid driver’s license and clean driving record

•    experience safely operating vehicles on unpaved roads

•    good time management skills

Apply by sending a resume and brief email to Will Glenny (, a PhD student in the Ecology Department at Montana State University. We will review applications as they arrive, and the job posting will remain open until the position is filled. If interested, please feel free to get in touch with questions.


EXPERIENCED SONGBIRD BANDERS (2) needed for ongoing research on migration ecology of landbirds through Cape May, New Jersey. Dates: (1) needed 15 July through 15 November; (1) needed 1 August through 15 November.  Cape May is recognized as an internationally important bottleneck and stopover area for landbirds during fall migration.  Duties include site maintenance (maintaining net lanes, net repair, etc.), extracting birds from mist-nets, banding, weighing and measuring birds, recording data, and data entry.  Mist-netting and bird banding experience in a high-volume banding station necessary (>5,000 birds/season).  Experience aging species based on molt and using the Pyle guide required. Ability to identify landbirds of the eastern U. S., and proficiency with MS Excel and BANDIT essential.  Applicants must be able to work independently and as part of a team in occasionally hot and buggy conditions.  Salary $1800-2000/month depending on experience.  Must have own vehicle.  Housing is provided in a bunk-house environment.  Send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references by 1 June NJ Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

SONGBIRD TECHNICIAN needed 1 August through 15 November for ongoing research on migration ecology of landbirds through Cape May, New Jersey.  Cape May is recognized as an internationally important bottleneck and stopover area for landbirds during fall migration.  Duties include site preparation and maintenance (net lane clearing, site set up and break down, net repair), extracting birds from mist-nets, data recording and entry, and writing summary reports for print and web.  Bird extraction experience using the body-grasp method required. Ability to identify landbirds of the eastern U. S., and proficiency with MS Excel and BANDIT essential.  Applicants must be able to work independently or as part of a team in occasionally hot and buggy conditions.  Salary $1800-2000/month depending on experience.  Must have own vehicle.  Housing is provided in a bunk-house environment.  Send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references by 1 June to NJ Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

David S. Mizrahi, PhD

Vice-president, Research and Monitoring

NJ Audubon

Center for Research and Education

600 Route 47 North

Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

609.861.1608  x917

ESA Program Assistant/Specialist (full time, temporary)

ESA seeks an energetic candidate with strong organizational and communication skills to provide administrative and logistical support for a variety of programs in the Office of Science Programs (e.g. ESA’s Sustaining Biological Infrastructure Training Initiative, and the Panel on Vegetation Classification). A basic background in and appreciation for ecology, biology, and/or environmental sciences is desired.

The Program Assistant/Specialist will work with the Associate Director of Science Programs to organize and manage special ESA meetings, workshops, and training events that will bring scientists together on a wide range of topics. Additional duties may include taking notes, updating websites, taking photos and creating promotional materials, and tracking budget information. There may be opportunities to network with scientists in a variety of disciplines and contribute to workshop/grant reports and presentations.

Specific Activities for the Program Assistant:

Organization and planning: assist with meeting and workshop planning to ensure events run smoothly; manage onsite logistical details for events, including a/v, room setup, printed materials, and timekeeping; schedule and manage conference calls for working groups.

Communications and writing: take effective and concise notes during conference calls and events; contribute to workshop and meeting reports and presentations; liaise with workshop and meeting participants as needed through email, phone, and in person communication; proofread grant proposals and reports.

Outreach and marketing: create and refine outreach materials for Science Office programs; this may include email campaigns, flyers, website updates, liaising with ESA’s Public Affairs office regarding social media updates, and creating/editing videos.

Data entry: act as the point of contact for travel reimbursements; monitor and report on travel budgets.

Other duties as assigned.


•Bachelor’s degree required, with a strong interest or experience in environmental studies, ecology, or related field; Masters’ degree a plus

•Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle multiple tasks

•Excellent written and oral communication skills

•Ability to work independently and as part of a team

•Project management experience a plus

•Basic computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

•Experience with WordPress, Microsoft Publisher, and basic HTML skills a plus

•Willing to perform data-entry and other basic tasks

This is a temporary, full-time position based in ESA’s downtown Washington, DC office, with occasional travel involved. The position is funded from June 17, 2019 to December 31, 2019, with the possibility of extension, and pays $18-$22 per hour, based on experience/qualifications. Please email a cover letter and resume, combined in one pdf file, to with “Program Assistant” in the subject line. Applications are due Wednesday, May 8th. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be scheduled the week of May 27th. The position is open until filled.

Full details available:

ESA is an Equal Opportunity employer.

MS Assistantship in Northeastern Forest Ecosystems at SUNY-ESF

MS Assistantship in Northeastern Forest Ecosystems at SUNY-ESF

Position Description:  The new Burton lab in the Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management is recruiting a graduate student (MS). This position is available beginning in Fall 2019 (or Spring 2020) and includes two years of support through a teaching assistantship (stipend, tuition waiver and health insurance). Potential research topics may include analyses of plant traits, scaling changes in forest community structure to ecosystem functions and services, role of canopy structure in mediating vegetation-climate relationships, effects of silvicultural alternatives on a range of ecosystem services, managing adaptive capacity, and overstory-understory linkage.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in forestry, biology, natural resources, ecology, environmental science or a closely related field is required. Preferred qualifications include: the ability to work independently and collaboratively, a strong work ethic, demonstrated written and oral communication skills, experience with common forest measurements and statistical analyses, and good plant identification skills.

Application:  Apply to the graduate program in Forest and Natural Resources Management (FNRM) online. Indicate your interest in working in the Burton lab in your statement of educational and professional goals. In addition, please email your application materials directly to me (contact information below).

Contact:  Dr. Julia Burton (, 435-797-5375)

M.S. Graduate Research Assistantship – Snail Kites – University of Florida

*M.S. Graduate Student opportunity in the spatial ecology, population

biology and conservation of wildlife at the University of Florida *

We are seeking a highly motivated M.S. student for the Department of

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (WEC) and the School of Natural Resources

and the Environment (SNRE) at the University of Florida, starting fall 2019*.

*This student will work as part of a large, long-term research project on

spatial ecology, population biology and conservation of an endangered

raptor, the Everglade Snail Kite. This project is unparalleled in spatial

population biology and conservation by providing rigorous demographic and

movement information across the entire breeding range of this critically

imperiled species for the past 23 years, which is used for management,

restoration, and conservation. Preferred applicants will be highly

motivated, have field experience, strong quantitative skills, interest in

both field work and quantitative analyses, and competitive GPA. Potential

topics could be related to movement ecology, ecosystem services of

predation, nesting ecology, population estimation, decision analyses, or

interactions with exotic prey, depending on the student’s interests.

Students with strong initiative and desire to carve out their own research

questions within this project are highly encouraged to apply. If you are

interested in pursuing a M.S. degree on this project, please send Dr. Ellen

Robertson a CV, GRE scores and GPA, contact information for three

references, and a brief statement of your research interests, career goals,

and why you would like to pursue a graduate degree prior to May 5 (email

to: Please see the WEC Graduate Program website ( for more details on application

procedures. Also consult the School of Natural Resources and the

Environment at UF for other opportunities regarding graduate admission. The

student will be advised by Dr. Robert Fletcher and will work closely with

Dr. Ellen Robertson.  For more information on the Fletcher lab, see: Competitive stipend ($17,000-20,000/year) and

health benefits included. Funding is expected to be available for up to 2-3


Information about Gainesville, Florida:

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is much more than a stereotypical college town. Home of the University of

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hub, it is progressive, environmentally conscious and culturally diverse.

The presence of many students and faculty from abroad among its 99,000-plus

population adds a strong cross-cultural flavor to its historic small-town

Southern roots. Its natural environment, temperate climate and civic

amenities make Gainesville a beautiful, pleasant and interesting place in

which to learn and to live. Gainesville has been ranked as one of the best

cities to live in the United States.