In this internship, you will learn vegetation and wildlife habitat restoration practices in a riparian setting: erosion control, reforestation, the use of genetically-local native species, removal of invasive species, herbivory protection, revegetation of disturbed areas, shading streams, and habitat improvement for targeted species. We work in rough, uneven terrain with tall grass, yellow jackets and other insects, and occasional snakes. Adequate field clothing (e.g. long pants, hat, work/rubber boots, etc.) is essential. This is an ideal position for someone with a flexible schedule who is looking for part-time, physically-demanding environmental work that is 100% outside.
· Assist with watering and herbivory protection at restoration sites. This primarily involves hauling 5-gallon buckets of water in hot temperatures to water seedlings. Other tasks include adjusting/maintaining plastic tree tubes and deer fencing; applying additional deer/rodent repellent (pungent powder and spray) to individual seedlings as necessary; removal of invasive species; and assisting Restoration Program Director in other restoration maintenance tasks.
· Work as part of a crew of 4-6 individuals.
· Must be able to continually lift 50+ lbs. for up to ~3 consecutive hours.
· Must be able to drive to field sites some of the time (30-45 minutes from downtown Spokane; mileage reimbursed). Valid driver’s license required.
$16/hour, 10-15 hours/week. Our field crews go out on weekdays from ~9:00--~1:00, beginning sometime in June and lasting through September (weather-dependent). Duration of contract negotiable.
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