Join our summer field crew.

I am excited to announce that we have received many fine applications, and are current assembling a crack team of wildlife biologists to run the show this summer. I anticipate a productive season on poo collection, and hopefully some glimpses of Wildy and the mountain foxes. We are still looking for a couple folks to begin in July so if you are a good fit for the job (description below), please apply by sending a letter highlighting how you specifically meet the qualifications and duties of the position to Jocelyn Akins at jakins@ucdavis.edu.  

Mountain Red Fox and Wolverine FIELD CREW LEADER 
One month minimum commitment.

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

Schedule: Work for just over 4 months on a 10-day ON, 4 day OFF schedule.

Locations: Gifford Pinchot and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, and Mt. Rainier National Park.

Details: We are looking for seasoned wildlife biologists to make a short-term commitment to this long-term conservation genetics study of the Cascade red fox and wolverine in the Cascade Range. There are opportunities for experienced applicants to be involved with project planning and data analysis including occupancy modeling and landscape genetics analysis. The position will provide excellent experience for graduate school. Work will be conducted at mid and high elevation sites in the southern Washington Cascade Range. The terrain is rugged and gorgeous. The work is rewarding but extremely strenuous and demanding. You will be expected to hike daily 15 to 20 miles for 10 days straight and carry a heavy backpack. You must be in strong physical fitness. We cannot accept anyone who is not currently in top physical condition and able to trudge long distances.

Duties: Conduct trail transects to collect genetic samples, habitat data, and presence information on the Cascade red fox and wolverine. Set and check remote camera stations. Backpack and camp. Office duties including but not limited to conducting field surveys, project planning, scheduling, and data analysis.

• Experience on at least 2 Carnivora field studies.
• Very proficient with navigation with GPS, map, and compass.
• Crew leadership experience.
• Physically fit; able to hike 20 miles every day.
• Own reliable, personal vehicle.

The conditions are often warm, buggy, snowy, rainy, and extremely cold. So you need to bring appropriate personal field gear:
• FULLY waterproof rain jacket
• FULLY waterproof ski pants
• comfortable hiking boots
• tent and sleeping bag
• all the under layers • all other personal gear that you can think of

Accommodation: Backpacking and camping, backcountry cabins, NPS and USFS bunkhouses.

Transportation: You must have your own personal vehicle. Mileage will be reimbursed.

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