The Colorado Natural Heritage Program (CNHP) at Colorado State University (CSU) seeks experienced field technicians for summer field work assessing the condition of wetlands throughout the lower South Platte River Basin. All positions require field botany or ecology skills. Knowledge of plant taxonomy and species identification required. Preferred qualifications include experience in wetland ecology, local flora, and familiarity performing field work for long days (10+ hours).
Fieldwork will take place in randomly selected wetlands in urban areas, agricultural areas, and more remote natural areas as part of two wetland condition assessment projects in the lower South Platte River Basin. Standard duties will involve driving and hiking to field sites; in-field plant identification, in-office plant identification with a microscope; detailed completion of field survey forms, landowner interaction; and extensive collection of vegetation, soil, wildlife habitat, and environmental data. Data will be collected using both rapid assessment protocols and more in-depth vegetation surveys.
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