Forest Ecology (Silviculture) Field Technicians: Northern Michigan

Michigan State University
Northern Michigan
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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Would you like to work on a research project that will result in meaningful changes to the health and management of hardwood forests in the Great Lakes region? The Applied Forest Ecology (Silviculture) Lab in the Department of Forestry at Michigan State University is seeking research technicians for the 2023 field season (mid‐May through mid‐August). Our lab is currently collecting tree regeneration data following various harvest treatments. This work takes place across 70 northern hardwood forests in Michigan (scattered throughout the northern lower and upper peninsulas) and consists of quantifying tree regeneration density and herbaceous vegetation coverage on these sites. The position will be field‐based, including some hot and humid weather. Field conditions may include carrying a less than 30‐pound pack and exposure to inclement weather, uneven terrain, insects and allergens. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Work may be available through the end of 2023. *Field housing and work transportation provided free of charge*
- Experience or aptitude for plant identification - Familiarity with Google Maps and GPS navigation - Interest in forest ecology/silviculture - Ability to walk 2‐3 miles per day on rough terrain - Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record may be required To apply, please send an email with your resume to with the email title "MSU Forestry Field Technician 2023"
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Evan Farinosi
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