Job Title: Range Development Internship
Type of opportunity: The LU Ranch is looking to hire an intern to help implement its Range Development Initiative. The Range Development Initiative is a long-term project intended to increase the grazing capacity of the ranch’s pastureland, balance the needs of cattle and wildlife and improve the overall health of the ecosystem.
- Creating a GIS map of the ranch to help monitor and analyze the ranch’s grazing capacity, weed management strategy, water development and implementation of other range development projects.
- Development and implementation of a comprehensive weed management program to address the continued incursion of invasive species, such as cheatgrass, spotted and Russian knapweed, and Canada and musk thistle.
- Expansion and improvement of the ranch’s ongoing pasture monitoring and analysis efforts to help improve its grazing and herd management practices, increase forage capacity and water development.
- Has completed a minimum of 2 years of relevant undergraduate coursework (or equivalent education and work experience)
- Able to commit to approximately 3 months of full-time work on the LU Ranch (May-August)
- Comfortable living in a remote location and working outdoors without access to basic facilities and comfort.
- Willing to help with basic ranch tasks and events, such as branding, fencing and spraying weeds (no more than 20 hours per week).
- Self-starter with initiative who can make responsible decisions with minimal supervision.
Salary/pay: A wage of $10 per hour (housing included)
How to apply: Please email a copy of your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position and how you think it will benefit your career goals to DJ Healy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Application deadline: March 1st, 2019