Cascade Red Fox and Wolverine Snow Tracking Volunteer Position
The Cascades Carnivore Project has an immediate six-week volunteer opening for an extremely fit field member.
Qualifications: high physical fitness, advanced snowmobile rider
Dates: Feb.13 to March.27
Duties: Following Cascade red fox and wolverine tracks in snow. Setting and checking wildlife camera stations. Collect genetic samples including scat, hair, urine, and roadkill. Operating a snowmobile 3+ hours a day. Snowshoing up to 10 miles a day. Office duties including project planning, data entry, data analysis, and photo cataloging.
Accommodation: Mt Adams Ranger Stations in Trout Lake, WA; at remote field cabin; possible winter camping.
Transportation: work truck, trailer, and 2 snowmobiles. Applicant must have personal vehicle to get to and from study area.
The work is extremely strenuous and demanding. You will be expected to snowshoe up to 10 mile a day and snowmobile 3+ hours a day. You must be in strong physical fitness. We can not accept anyone who is not currently in top physical condition and able to trudge long distances in deep snow.The conditions are often snowy, rainy, warm, and extremely cold. So you need to bring appropriate personal field gear:
* FULLY waterproof rain jacket or parka,
* FULLY waterproof ski pants
* waterproof, insulated winter boots for snowshoeing (not hiking boots)
* big, high quality winter mitt
* very warm winter hat
* neck gaiter
* all the under layers
* all other personal gear that you can think of
If you are interested in the position, please email Project Coordinator, Jocelyn Akins at firstname.lastname@example.org, detailing how you meet the qualifications. Please send a recent photo of yourself. No phone calls please.