• Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Natural Resources Planning • Fish/Wildlife • General Assistance • Weed/Invasive Species Control
Amistad National Recreation Area, situated on the United States/Mexico border, is known primarily for excellent yera-round water-based recreation including boating, fishing, scuba diving, and water skiing. Amistad NRA also provides opportunities for picnicking, camping, hiking, bird-watching, and hunting. The area is also rich in archeology, including specatacular rock art dating back 4,000 years, and is home to a wide variety of plant and animal life. The climate is generally pleasant with hot summers (90-100 degrees F.) and mild winters (40-60 degrees F.). Park elevation ranges from 1100 to 1300 feet.
Major job duties of a Biological Technician Volunteer at Amitad NRA.
Duty #1: Collect and organize aquatic invasive field data.
Duty #2: Install, operate, and maintain resource management equipment.
Duty #3: Collect water samples to be tested for microscopy and q-PCR analysis. This duty includes use of handheld YSI to analyze water quality at multiple locations.
Duty #4: Perform boat inspections to gather data on biological threat of invasive species introductions via watercraft.
Duty #5: Provid information to visitors and perform outreach at boat ramps to inform boating public of aquatic invasive species threat.
Training will be provided.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: Housing is not available for this volunteer opportunity.