Range Development Internship, LU Ranch

Meeteetse, WY

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.

Duties:

  • 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.

Desired qualifications:

  • 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 (dj_healy@hotmail.com).

Application deadline: March 1st, 2019

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