Timber and Noxious Weed Interns, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests

Granby, CO

Position Title: Timber and Noxious Weed Interns

Organization: Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests

Location: Granby, CO

Position Overview: In partnership with the Student Conservation Association (SCA), the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Sulphur Ranger district is seeking skilled, highly motivated Interns to help protect and manage the district’s vegetative and invasive plant species. The SCA interns will work in conjunction with district Timber Staff, Noxious Weeds Crew, or Ecologist. Interns will generally work 10-hour days, carry heavy backpacks or gear, hike to remote locations in rugged terrain at high elevations and potentially work in adverse weather conditions. This is a timber and weeds combined position with potentially some rangeland and sensitive plant monitoring duties.  Interns will be asked to work with different resource staff as needed on a daily or weekly basis.


  • Assisting in timber, vegetation, or invasive plant management activities
  • Assisting with reconnaissance and layout of cutting units
  • Tree species identification
  • Basic measurements of tree diameters and heights using timber measurement tools associated with timber cruising
  • Data recording
  • Natural regeneration stocking surveys in a post fire landscape
  • Tree planting
  • Marking boundaries with tracer paint
  • Using GPS equipment to navigate and map unit boundaries
  • Application of herbicides using backpack sprayers, pickup or UTV mounted sprayers, or other mechanical and manual methods for invasive non-native plant treatment
  • Performing basic mathematical calculations related to herbicide mixing and applications and utilizing appropriate personal protective equipment, supplied by the Forest Service
  • Identifying invasive plants
  • Using GPS equipment to map treatment areas
  • Using topographic maps
  • Assisting in inventory, mapping, and monitoring of invasive non-native plants commonly found in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests
  • Rangeland monitoring or monitoring sensitive plant species

Start/End Dates: May 22 – September 10


  • $1,100 – one time RT travel allowance
  • $460 – weekly living allowance
  • AmeriCorps eligible ($1,678 education award)
  • Housing

Application Deadline: Open until filled

How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description as well as how to apply.