BLM/Great Basin Institute, Lander, WY
In cooperation with the BLM-Wyoming Lander Field Office, GBI is recruiting four Field Technicians to work cooperatively with BLM Rangeland Managers and GBI Vegetation Monitoring Field Leads. Each of these Field Technicians will serve on a field crew (one Lead and two Technicians) to characterize vegetation using the Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) protocol and Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health (IIRH), for which training will be provided. Duties include following established field protocols to conduct vegetation sampling and field data collection on new and existing monitoring sites within central Wyoming. Field work will include navigating to sampling sites, establishing sampling transects and plots, collecting vegetation data (including species ID, foliar cover, canopy gap, and herbaceous and woody density), taking photo-points, and quality-checking data. During these periods of field work, camping will be required. Field data will be used by BLM Natural Resource Specialists to inform management decisions.
See the full job announcement for more: GBI_WY AIM Field Tech_PD 2015