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Wildlife Habitat Monitoring in Nevada (Flying Squirrels) Volunteer

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 01/03/2011
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: Gain valuable experience in the field of the conservation biology of sensitive species in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Assist with a study of Northern Flying Squirrels to help investigate their habitat and movements.

In cooperation with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), ICVE is accepting applications for an intern to assist with an investigation of Northern Flying Squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus) and their habitat in the Carson Range of the east Lake Tahoe Basin, NV. The Northern Flying Squirrel is a species of conservation priority and is vulnerable to decline because of its restricted range in Nevada. Findings of this ongoing study will be combined with results of similar investigations during 2010 and 2012 to identify habitat requirements of this sensitive/watch species.

The intern will collect data to investigate movements and habitat use of these nocturnal animals by tracking radio-collared individuals at three adjacent study sites. The intern will also assist in conducting habitat assessments in the study area, and may also have opportunities to participate in other ongoing studies of small mammals and birds in the vicinity. Field monitoring will take place several times per week at different times of day and night. The intern should be capable of working long hours in rugged, uneven, forested terrain in which daily temperatures may range widely. Primitive field camping up to three nights per week will be required.

Timeline: June 20 – October 27, 2011

Compensation: This is a temporary volunteer internship. Daily food per diem and housing will be provided.

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