Numerous ecological crew leads and crew members will be hired for sampling in the 2023 field season. The Vegetation Field Ecology Crew Lead and Crew Member positions are seasonal (4.5 month) positions to collect Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) data on BLM lands across eastern Oregon, Washington, northern Nevada, and northern California. INR will have crews working across these areas. Generally, individuals will be on a crew focused in one or more district for the season, but crews may move around depending on project needs. The work will involve following standardized protocols for vegetation sampling, plant identification, and digging and describing soil pits. AIM data is used for land health monitoring to document the condition and changes of plant communities in the context of BLM management actions including grazing, burned area rehabilitation, and greater sage-grouse and other wildlife management.
There are two postings covering these positions:
- Biological Sciences Research Technician 2 (for full consideration, apply by January 23, 2023)
- Biological Sciences Research Technician 3 (for full consideration, apply by January 29, 2023)