Aquatic Barrier Inventory Intern: Wisconsin

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
New Franken, Wisconsin
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This position will support aquatic organism passage and restoration throughout northeast Wisconsin and Michigan. The intern will assist U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service biologists through field inventories of road-stream crossings to measure and identify barriers to aquatic organism passage. The primary responsibility of this internship will be to travel to different watersheds, some in remote locations, to complete road-stream crossing inventories using the Great Lakes Road Stream Crossing Inventory method. These surveys will help prioritize restoration efforts to restore habitat connectivity, migration pathways for aquatic organisms, water quality, and infrastructure safety. Most surveys will be conducted in day trips. Some locations may be remote with a need for hiking and carrying equipment in difficult terrain and working in inclement conditions. Other responsibilities may include assisting with monitoring projects for macroinvertebrate and fish populations and water quality monitoring. Training and application of science through natural resource management is included including field and data collection techniques, fish and macroinvertebrate identification, and boat preparedness. Interns will have numerous opportunities to participate in other field activities including backpack electrofishing and recruitment surveys. Valid driver's license is required and because housing is not offered on-site, candidates will need a personal vehicle or other resource for traveling to and from the office. Please note that this position will include overnight travel. Expenses incurred will be reimbursed with receipts. A personal credit card is required. Estimated duty travel is 4 – 6 weeks. All travel and meals will be reimbursed, and a personal credit card is required for travel. Primary duties of this position include: Field surveys to inventory road stream crossings and assess aquatic organism passage barriers – 45% Assisting other programs/teams with field surveys (Brook Trout monitoring, Lake Sturgeon recruitment) – 30% Training – 10% Gear and equipment upkeep and cleaning – 10% Data entry and data management – 5%
This internship is hosted through the Student Conservation Association (SCA). Please apply here: Experience preferred: willingness and interest in conducting fieldwork throughout Northeast Wisconsin. Drivers license is preferred. Background in natural resources is ideal but not required.
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Emma Lundberg
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