Fawn and Calf Capture Technician – Volunteer: Oregon

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Roseburg OR
Job Category
Volunteer Openings
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Oregon Dept of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) Western Wildlife Research Team is seeking two six-week volunteers to assist in the capture and monitoring of black-tail and white-tail fawns and elk calves. The project areas are located in southwest Oregon in the Dixon, Indigo, Melrose, and Tioga wildlife management units (WMUs). These projects are aimed at understanding survival in adult and juvenile deer/elk as well as understanding resource selection associated with fawning/calving sites and how this impacts juvenile survival. The selected candidate(s) can expect to work long days based out of field housing with limited access to amenities (field housing is provided for the entirety of the season). Selected candidate(s) may have the opportunity to work with three ungulate species (Roosevelt Elk, Columbian Black-tailed Deer, Columbian White-tailed Deer) across a variety of habitats. The selected candidate(s) will gain experience in telemetry, fawn/calf capture and handling, and mortality investigations among other skills. Duties may include: - Conduct telemetry on collared cows and does as well as vaginal implant transmitters (VITs) - Assist in calf/fawn search and capture efforts associated with collared cows/does - Assist in opportunistic capture of white-tail and black-tail fawns - Conduct telemetry on collared fawns/calves to assess survival - Assist in necropsy investigations of deceased cows/does and calves/fawns - Record field data - Maintain field equipment - Place remote trail cameras - Assist in conducting vegetation surveys associated with fawning/calving site selection
- Have or are working towards a degree in wildlife management or related field. - Ability to work long days hiking over rough terrain in inclement weather - Ability to drive long distances over ill-maintained roads - Comfortable sharing lodging in field houses and camper trailers - Ability to follow instructions and protocols of staff and graduate students - Ability to work cooperatively with many team members every day
Contact Person
Brent Wolf
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