In partnership with the National Park Service Parashant National Monument, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting an Ecology Crew Lead to support NPS resource management initiatives while gaining professional experience through project work and interaction with NPS resource managers. The Ecology Crew Lead will support a crew of 2-3 technicians and will collaborate with NPS to identify invasive plants, collect survey data, and run statistical analyses. Field data have been used to inform the NPS fire program about expected fuel loads along major points of access to potential fires and to help identify an effective weed treatment program.Activities:• Participate in safety, field work, and technical training;• Conduct vegetation surveys in coordination with other crew members and NPS resource managers;• Ensure the field crew follows protocols and best practices for field safety;• Oversee field data collection, including quality assurance checks and maintaining fidelity to methods;• Manage field data by performing quality-control checks, and compiling, organizing, and storing data according to established protocols;• Analyze data to permit interpretation and application to resource management; and• Support other resource management on the Monument.
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