Seasonal Loon Field Biologist – New Hampshire

Agency
Loon Preservation Committee
Location
New Hampshire, USA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
350/week plus housing and mileage
Start Date
05/20/2019
Last Date to Apply
02/21/2019
Website
http://www.loon.org
Description
Field biologists are needed to survey and manage New Hampshire’s Common Loon population by kayak and motorboat on over 350 lake, from May 20 to August 10, 2019. LPC’s work to protect and recover this state-threatened population involves a long-running demographic study, intensive nest site management, and research projects and outreach focused on key stressors. Field staff collect data on loon abundance and breeding performance within an assigned monitoring region, assisted by citizen-science volunteers. Other duties include nest site protection, rescues and mortality collections. Seasonal staff are also involved in the capture, banding, and band-re-sighting of adult and juvenile loons. Our program provides excellent hands-on experience with the conservation biology of this charismatic species.
Qualifications
All positions involve extended independent work and teamwork at key times. Applicants must enjoy or at least cheerfully tolerate strenuous physical work in harsh weather, with rough water and biting black flies and mosquitoes. Reliable transportation is required. Applicants must be willing to approach lake users and solicit their cooperation. Qualifications include coursework or degree in wildlife biology or similar field, field experience with bird or wildlife surveys, and boating experience. Compensation: $350/week stipend and mileage reimbursement, with rustic housing provided for some positions. Applicants with serious interest should email or send a resume and cover letter to John Cooley, Loon Preservation Committee: jcooley(at)loon.org; P.O. Box 604, Moultonborough, NH 03254.
Contact Person
John Cooley
Contact Phone
(603) 476-5666
Contact eMail
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