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Natural Resource Specialist
Ref No.: 18-00030
Location: Kremmling, Colorado
Position Type:Intern
Start Date: 06/04/2018
Natural Resource Specialist - Kremmling 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.

The Intern would be responsible for water management at Kremmling Field Office managed wetland properties. These wetlands provide critical habitat for waterfowl, sensitive amphibian species, and a variety of big game animals. Due to ongoing water diversions to the Front Range, Middle Park along the Colorado River is rapidly losing critical irrigated hay meadows and agricultural lands, which formerly provided high-value wildlife habitat. The Kremmling Field Office has acquired several historically irrigated parcels through land exchanges to preserve and enhance irrigated meadows for wildlife habitat.
Major duties will include:
The Intern's duties would include managing the irrigation and wildlife habitat on four distinct properties. They would ensure optimum water application, coordinating with nearby landowners and state water right officials, to enhance each area's habitat. They will create three management plans and update an existing plan, to help implement resource objectives contained in the Field Office's 2015 Resource Management Plan. The Resource Management Plan specified that specific management plans would be developed to guide management in these areas. The Management Plans would assess current conditions at each site, and their overall potential to provide habitat for waterfowl, big game, migratory bird, amphibian, and/or sage grouse. The intern would work on identifying possible habitat improvement projects, infrastructural needs, and management actions to be included in the plans while coordinating with other resource specialists and the public.
Desired skills and qualifications:
Any Natural Resource Degree (Forestry, Wildlife/Fisheries, Recreation)

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

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