Yosemite Volunteer Bear Patrol Position

Agency
National Park Service
Location
Yosemite National Park, CA
Job Category
Volunteer Openings
Salary
TBD
Start Date
05/01/2023
Last Date to Apply
03/17/2023
Website
https://www.volunteer.gov/s/volunteer-opportunity/a093d000000ldkXAAQ/yosemite-bear-patrol
Description
Volunteers will assist park biologists in reducing human-wildlife conflicts by detecting and mitigating the availability of human food in campgrounds, parking lots, lodging facilities, and other park areas. Volunteers will help educate the public about wildlife in the park, give guidance about food storage, and assist with other wildlife management related tasks when necessary. Volunteers will assist park biologists in reducing human-wildlife conflicts by detecting and mitigating the availability of human food in campgrounds, parking lots, lodging facilities and other park areas including both front-country and wilderness areas; monitor movements of bears using radio telemetry; assist in capture, immobilization, tagging, and relocation of bears; assist with negative conditioning of bears and other wildlife using various tactics which may include the use of a paintball gun; complete daily patrol logs and bear incident reports and enter information into a database; assist with capture and relocation of other wildlife including small mammals, rattlesnakes, and birds; and assist with other wildlife management programs when necessary. Volunteers may also participate in wilderness patrols, focusing on educating hikers and backpackers about bears and proper food storage, doing food storage patrols, and chasing bears from backcountry campsites. This position requires a high level of public contact. www.keepbearswild.org
Qualifications
Volunteers must commit to the position for at least 12 weeks (May - August) but preference for people with longer availability will be given. Volunteers will be expected to work 40 hours/week. An academic background or training in wildlife management, zoology, or biology is desired. Must have CPR training and first aid certification. Must have valid driver’s license. SKILLS Backpacking/Camping Biology Conservation Education Drivers License First Aid Certificate Fish/Wildlife Public Speaking Visitor Information Working with People
Contact Person
Yosemite Bear Management
Contact Phone
209-372-0476
Contact eMail
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