• Fish/Wildlife • Back Country/Wilderness
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Spend your summer as a U.S. Forest Service wildlife biologist intern in the mountains of northern Colorado!
Work Description: Surveys for goshawk and other raptors, flammulated owl, boreal toad, leopard frog, along with survey form completion, report preparation, database entry, abandoned fence removal, and meadow/aspen habitat improvement. Work could also include boreal owl survey, habitat structures monitoring, and aspen stand assessment. Training will be provided.
Selected applicant will work as part of a 3-person wildlife crew. Most work will be on Canyon Lakes Ranger District (RD), but also on Boulder RD and Pawnee National Grassland.
Normal work schedule is four 10-hour days (7 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Thursday), but limited night work may be required for owl survey. All night work would be conducted as a crew for safety. Survey and project work requires cross-country foot travel on uneven terrain in variable weather conditions.
Preference given to applicants that are able to work the full-time schedule listed above. Part-time applicants will also be considered.
Internship Period: Mid-May through late September preferred, but will consider applicants starting later and/or working into August due to educational conflicts.
Must have a valid state-issued driver’s license.
Government housing may be available.
Preference given to students in or graduated from wildlife biology college programs.
About the Canyon Lakes Ranger District on Roosevelt National Forest The 650,000 acre District is located in northern-central Colorado, in mountanous terrain with elevations ranging from 6,000 to almost 13,000 feet. Ecosystems vary from mountain scrubland to spruce/fir forests to alpine tundra.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Bunk House Description: Bunkhouse quarters may or may not be available, depending on District staffing needs.