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Intern to Assess Mountain Beaver Habitat

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
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Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 28/02/2011
Company Name Great Basin Institute
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Directory Entry : Conservation jobs with The Great Basin Institute. The Great Basin Institute is an interdisciplinary field studies organization that promotes environmental research, education, and conservation throughout the West
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Description: In cooperation with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), ICVE is accepting applications for an Intern to assist in assessing habitat of Mountain Beavers (Aplodontia rufa) in the east Lake Tahoe Basin and Carson Range, NV. In this region, Mountain Beavers live in forested riparian habitat and their restricted occurrence in west-central Nevada is poorly documented. Mountain Beavers, the single extant species in the family Aplodontidae, are considered a species of conservation concern because of their restricted range in Nevada, unkown population status in the state, and susceptibility to habitat disturbance. Findings of this study will inform a habitat suitability model for Nevada populations.

Working with two others, the Intern will conduct surveys for Mountain Beaver and their sign, and assess habitat characteristics, including vegetation and thermal features, using standard methods. The Intern may also have opportunities to participate in other ongoing studies of small mammals and birds in the vicinity. The Field Technician should be capable of working long hours in rugged, uneven, forested terrain in which daily temperatures may range widely. Primitive field camping may be required.

Timeline:  May 16 – August 31, 2011

Compensation: Daily food per diem and housing will be provided.

 

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