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Fire and Aviation Intern
Ref No.: 18-00080
Location: Bayfield, Colorado
Position Type:Intern
Start Date: 07/08/2019
Fire and Aviation Intern
This GYF internship provides participants an opportunity to learn about the principles and practices of resource management and conservation.  The intern will spend 16 weeks working in the San Juan National Forest assisting with the Fire and Hazardous Fuels Reduction Program.  The goals of the program are to reduce the risk of wildfire, protect watersheds and/or address a threat to forest and rangeland health, including catastrophic wildfire. 
The intern will work on a crew conducting a variety of projects/tasks in variable weather conditions that range from:
•             Safety training
•             Line construction for prescribed burns
•             Prescribed burn monitoring
•             Hand thinning
•             Piling brush
•             Noxious weed monitoring (pre-post)
•             Treating noxious weeds
•             GPS data collection
•             Map making
•             Public outreach
Skills and Qualifications:
•             Ability to hike up to ten miles a day over arduous terrain
•             Ability to work in a team
•             Must be comfortable completing rigorous manual labor for up to 10 hours a day

Preferred Qualifications 
  • Preference will be given to students attending Fort Lewis College.  

Location: San Juan National Forest (Bayfield, CO)
Duration: 16 weeks (Tentative Start Date : Monday, October 1st, 2018 )
Stipend: $400 a week
Prior to starting this position, a government security background clearance will be required.
Email Jaina Reed at for any questions.