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Measuring Timber and Vegetation in Young Longleaf Pine Plantations, Field Technician, Based out of Raleigh, NC
NC State University
Traveling throughout GA, SC, AL, and FL, but will be based out of Raleigh, NC.
between 10-12 $/ hour based on funding
Last Date to Apply
Longleaf pine has been reduced to <3% of its original range throughout the southeastern United States. Natural longleaf pine systems provide habitat for a variety of wildlife, many of which are high conservation priority. To reduce these declines, efforts include establishing longleaf pine communities via plantings. However, the characteristics of planting, including seedling density, can affect the conservation value of the community over the long term. We are evaluating how the planting density of longleaf pine affects the quality of understory vegetation and food and cover for wildlife and timber quality.
We are seeking undergraduate students to assist with data collection for summer 2021. Locations will be provided through the NRCS, and will mainly be privately owned sites. Measurements will include timber inventory measurements, understory vegetation sampling using a Wien’s pole, and light measurements using a terrestrial LiDAR scanner.
Requirements: (items with a * are not required, but preferred)
Willing to be flexible with scheduling, and work long hours
Some experience with plant identification
Prior experience with forest measurements*
Have a valid US driver’s license*
Masks must be worn in the field
We will require regular testing
Ideally, the entire crew will be vaccinated by the time we begin collecting data.
We will be sharing a vehicle and hotel room so we will ask everyone to be extra vigilant
To Apply: Submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include LLPI 2021 Application in the subject of the email. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so apply as soon as possible. Feel free to email with any questions you may have.
2 professional references
1 peer reference (ideally a coworker, or someone you worked on an intensive group project with)