WANTED: Wolf-Deer-Plant Volunteers Spring 2017

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Join me in the forests of northeast Washington this spring to survey plants at deer exclosures as part of a research study investigating the impacts of recolonizing wolves on deer herbivory.

Job DescriptionRibes currant
We will be surveying vegetation inside and outside of deer exclosures. Surveys include species composition, measuring heights, counting stems, and canopy cover. At each plot we will also perform a scat transect and update trail cameras to gauge wildlife use. This work involves a lot of kneeling, bending, and crouching. Surveys require a high attention to detail during repetitive tasks. If fences are broken, we will repair them using metal fencing and hand tools.

Technician should be comfortable working long days, hiking cross-country across uneven terrain for about 0.25 mile at any given time, and carrying large, awkward fencing supplies. We will be moving rolls of fencing and cutting wire. Plant identification is useful, but not required. Safety is a priority – your safety in the field is the number 1 priority.

Transportation & Lodging
Technician must provide their own transportation to the site neaIMG_1490r Nespelem, Washington. At that point, a shared vehicle will be used to access the survey sites. Basic, shared housing is provided with no potable water on-site (we will use bottled water and water jugs for cooking and dish washing). We will likely camp for 2 nights in a row to access some of the more remote field locations. Technician is responsible for their own food and camping gear (let me know if you’re lacking anything and I can look around and see if I can borrow equipment).

Flexible Dates between April 25-May 13
Time commitment is flexible from 2 days to 2 weeks. I am looking for volunteers for the general time frame and will build a schedule based on the response I get. Please let me know your availability between April 25-May 13.

How to Apply
Email me with your resume, 2 references, and your availability from April 25-May 13. 

apryle …at… uw    [dot]edu

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