[Nwfsc] Summer Field Technician, Fire Effects on soils
robh at u.washington.edu
Mon Apr 12 17:58:39 PDT 2004
Summer Field Technician Needed!
One summer field tech position needed to help with the Soils portion of the
Fire and Fire Surrogate Study in Sequoia National Park, California. This
study is looking at the varying effects of seasonal prescribed fire on soil
There is a field and lab component to this study: The field work will
include collecting soil cores and taking soil respiration measurements. It
will involve strenuous hiking in very steep terrain with a heavy pack in
burned sites within the Giant Forest area of Sequoia NP. The lab work will
involve measuring soil moisture, bulk density, extracting soils in KCl for N
mineralization analysis, washing equipment, and entering data.
Applicants should have a bachelorâs degree (or equivalent experience),
with knowledge/interest in fire ecology, forest ecology, soil science and
biogeochemistry. Any similar field/lab experience is a bonus. A good sense
of humor and great work ethic are pretty important, too.
This position will begin on June 7th (you may arrive up to a week early) and
end July 19th (flexible) with July 4th weekend off. Work is typically 8-10
hrs/day, 6-7 days/week
Pay will be $11-13/hr, depending on experience. Living arrangements will
be in Three Rivers, CA (the entrance town to Sequoia) or within the park.
Please send resume (and/or any questions!) to:
(electronic document preferred)
sthamman at cnr.colostate.edu
Colorado State Univ.
Forest, Range, Watershed Stewardship Dept.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
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