at SSU’s Galbreath Wildlands Preserve
SSU recently acquired a 3,670 acre nature preserve in southern
We hope to hire two additional interns this semester and are soliciting applications. Students can work up to 20 hours/week and are paid $10.25/hour. Applicants must be able to work on weekends and have at least one day during the week free to work at the preserve.
A partial list of duties is as follows:
• maintaining, developing and mapping hiking trails;
• installing signage throughout the preserve;
• maintaining species lists for groups of organisms found at preserve;
• mapping non-native plant species and initiating eradication programs;
• monitoring the progression of forest diseases (e.g. Sudden Oak Death) and feral pigs at the preserve; and
• providing logistical support to students, faculty and off-campus visitors that use the preserve.
Applicants must have background in biology, geology, environmental studies and/or land management. In addition, applicants must be willing and able to work in a rugged and remote location for long periods often under physically demanding circumstances. A valid driver’s license and safe driving record are required.
If interested in applying for one of these positions, please email Dr. Hall Cushman (email@example.com) a letter of interest, a resume and the names of and contact information for two references.