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Title: Bureau of Land Management - Biological Technician Individual Placement
Start/End Date: 5/10/2021 – 8/27/2021
Stipend: $472.00/week (+Education Award)
Term: 16 weeks
Reports To: Bureau of Land Management - Royal Gorge Field Office
Location: Canon City, CO 81212
Status: 450-hour AmeriCorps Service Term
Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award $1,638.89 after successful completion
Southwest Conservation Corps’ Mission
It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages public lands to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The range program mission is to manage rangeland habitat in a sustainable manner while also facilitating the multiple use mission of the BLM.
The intern will assist the range program specialists in monitoring grazing allotments on public lands for public benefit. The intern will assist with rangeland health assessments and additional new monitoring protocol to monitor short- and long-term vegetative trends. The information this work generates is vital in viewing impacts in the quantitative manner to better manage these public resources. This data collection provides direct benefits at the local and state level, as well as being used by the BLM to determine trends across the nation.
The intern will prepare for 2021 health assessments in addition to assisting with getting the new 5-year monitoring plan set up. The intern also will have the opportunity to work among the whole BLM interdisciplinary team (IDT) throughout their internship. They can shadow and network among the IDT members and find out what the various resource management jobs entail. They can get some additional training such as riparian monitoring (PFC - proper functioning condition).
Essential functions and responsibilities include:
The successful applicant must be self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period. The applicant must be able to maneuver and operate in a mixture of office and field work. This can include long periods of standing or walking on rough, uneven ground, bending, crouching, and stooping. Prior to starting this position, a government security background clearance will be required.
To apply, please submit an updated resume and letter of interest along with the online application.
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