Trabajo de campo en conservación de truchas (Nevada, USA) ~

19 de mayo de 2016

Trabajo de campo en conservación de truchas (Nevada, USA)

Fisheries Field Positions
Short-term Opportunities

Job Location: Summit Lake, Nevada. Transportation is provided to the site from Reno.

Dates of Employment: May 31 – June 24

Pay: $10/hr undergraduates; $12/hr post-graduates

Job Description:

Two short-term field assistants are needed to help with Lahontan cutthroat trout conservation work in Summit Lake, Nevada. The goal of this project is to estimate the size of the fish population in Summit Lake. Assistants will gain valuable field experience capturing, handling, and tagging a threatened fish species. These skills are important for jobs in biology and natural resource fields. Successful applicants can expect to gain a detailed letter of recommendation.

The field site is approximately a 4-hour drive from Reno. Crew members will be away and in the field for 5 days at a time. Work days can be very long, often beginning early in the morning and extending late into the evening. Expect rugged field conditions including cold, hot, rainy, and snowy weather.

Housing is not provided in Reno, but assistance will be given in finding short-term housing. Rustic housing accommodations will be provided at Summit Lake. Assistants will need to bring their own bedding, food, and field clothes. Amenities include shared kitchen areas, showers, scenic views, and many opportunities for wildlife watching!

Assistants will:

o Capture fish with trap nets from a boat in the lake

o Carefully measure, weight, anesthetize, and tag captured fish

o Record data on captured fish

o Help organize and maintain field equipment

o Work closely, positively, and efficiently with co-workers and project leaders

Assistants should be able to:

o Live in remote areas with little access to internet, phones, and other normal commodities

o Work long days in the field and remain positive and effective (you will be working in cold, heat, wind, and possibly rain or snow)

o Efficiently and accurately collect data and write legibly

o Clearly communicate with others; speak up if a problem is noticed

o Have some familiarity with natural resource-related work

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a resume with two reference contacts to

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