Seeking part-time volunteer crew member

Join our 2012 Summer Crew and gain valuable professional wildlife research experience on a long-term monitoring project for forest carnivores in the Cascade Range. We are conducting non-invasive carnivore surveys at Mt Rainier National Park and on the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest this summer through Nov.2. To apply, send a letter highlighting how you specifically meet the qualifications and duties of the position to Jocelyn Akins at jakins@ucdavis.edu. Please put the position title in the subject line.


This position will primarily involve diet analysis of carnivore scats and data entry, and will include some field duties.

Compensation: none, worker’s compensation will be provided.

Schedule: Flexible.

Locations: Hood River, Oregon; Trout Lake, Washington; Gifford Pinchot National Forest; Mt. Rainier National Park.

Details: The position will provide excellent experience in wildlife research.  Office duties include but are not limited to data entry, scat cleaning, sample and photo cataloging, and errands. Field work will involve working at mid and high elevation sites in the southern Washington Cascade Range, and may include conducting trail transects to collect genetic samples, habitat data, and presence information on the Cascade red fox and wolverine; as well as setting and checking remote camera stations; backpacking and camping. This part of the position is rewarding but extremely strenuous and demanding. You will be expected to hike daily 15 to 20 miles. You must be in strong physical fitness.

• Experience on wildlife field studies.
• Proficient with navigation with GPS, map, and compass.
• Physically fit; able to hike 20 miles every day.
• Own a reliable vehicle that you are willing to use for field-work.

To join the field crew, you will need your own vehicle, tent, sleeping bag, and other personal backpacking gear. The field conditions are often snowy, rainy, warm, and extremely cold.

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