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Wildlife Biologist, Natural Resources Specialist, Ecologist
Ref No.: 18-00029
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado
Position Type:Intern
Start Date: 06/04/2018
Wildlife Biologist, Natural Resources Specialist, Ecologist – Grand Junction Field Office

This 11-week program is a rigorous work and learning experience that provides exposure to the Bureau of Land Management, development and training opportunities, and the opportunity to make a lasting impression on generations to come. Participants will gain experience in STEM fields, communications, office and resource management, inventory strategy, and more full-time opportunities within the agency. This internship will begin June 3, 2018, and continue full-time for 11 weeks.

This project would include compiling Habitat Assessment Framework (HAF) data for the Pinyon Mesa population of Gunnison Sage-grouse, as well as collecting new data where gaps exist. This project is would include portions of McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, Dominguez-Escalante NCA, and the Grand Junction Field Office which overlaps with designated occupied and unoccupied Gunnison sage grouse habitat. HAF data was collected, analyzed, and summarized for 2012 and 2014, for this population. However, data from 2017 has not been fully analyzed or summarized. Additionally, in 2017 HAF data was combined with AIM (Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring). This intern would analyze and summarize the 2017 data for the Pinyon Mesa Population including organizing an IDT (Inter-Disciplinary Team) process of designating points as suitable, marginal, or not habitat, based on published habitat

Major duties will include:
  • The intern would also document and come up with a process for analyzing and considering HAF data that is combined with AIM data. This project is timely as AIM and HAF are implemented on larger scales, and to determine habitat conditions for a federally listed threatened species.
  • Recollect and compile vegetation data collected in MCNCA in areas surveyed for cuckoos, and analyze remote sensing and other data to determine appropriate places for YBCC monitoring in DENCA.
Desired skills and qualifications:
Wildlife Biology, Environmental Science, Ecology

Stipend: $15/hour
Duration: 11 Weeks
Location: Grand Junction, CO

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