Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Land Management Internships - SSU Galbreath Preserve

Land-Management Internships

at SSU’s Galbreath Wildlands Preserve

SSU recently acquired a 3,670 acre nature preserve in southern Mendocino County and has hired a team of interns to assist the Preserve Director with a variety of land management activities.

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 ( a letter of interest, a resume and the names of and contact information for two references.

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