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Protocol Development for Invasive Tree Management (Ferriday)

Project Type: This is a telework only project, Fellow will not report in person to a duty station

Location: Legacy Region 4, Southeast Region; St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Natchez, MS and Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge, Ferriday, LA

Housing: Supported (Rent-free housing at Duty Station)

Project Background: This project will assist refuge management planning by identifying, mapping, and producing protocols for treatment and monitoring of invasive trees on two national wildlife refuges. St. Catherine Creek NWR in Natchez, Mississippi, is well known for the thousands of wading birds, waterfowl, and forest birds, which utilize the dense flooded areas, swamps, bottomland forests, and uplands. Bayou Cocodrie NWR is just across the Mississippi River in Ferriday, Louisiana, and is a mixed-hardwood forest supporting black bear, large and small game species, forest breeding birds, and more. This project is mission critical as it is designed to aid Refuge management to conserve, protect, enhance, and appropriately restore the biological integrity of the native ecosystem and the species which are supported by the various habitat types on the refuges.

Project Duties: The Fellow will create and compile protocols for surveying, mapping, treatment, and monitoring plans for treatment of several invasive, non-native tree species on two national wildlife refuges. This project will provide an opportunity to improve skills in plant species identification, basic forestry, biological assessments, GIS, writing, research, outdoor recreation planning, and natural resources management. There may be opportunities for networking, and training such as ORUV (UTV/ATV), chainsaw, and more.

Minimum Education Level and Desired Degree Areas: Undergraduate rising seniors and seniors who are pursuing a degree in Biological sciences, Natural Resources Management, Forestry, Geographic Information Science, or a closely related field.

Desired Degree Areas: Undergraduate rising seniors and seniors who are pursuing a degree in Biological sciences; education and outreach; social sciences; geographic information; or other closely related field

Working Conditions/Requirements: Valid Driver’s License; Ability to conduct field work involving hiking and carrying equipment.

Desired Characteristics: Leadership capacity, Teamwork, and experience with: Technical Writing, GIS, Botany/Forestry/Species ID, and Invasive Weed control.