2023 March 4-12. This position is for Temporary Field Technicians in the Henry Mountains desert foothills, for approximately +/- 4 days. Food will be provided, but the technician(s) will have to camp at the research site. This research project focuses on rangeland ecology, specifically, the effects of herbivores on plant communities in rangelands that are heavily managed for livestock production. This work is in collaboration with Utah State University and the Bureau of Land Management.
Duties will include removal of cattle exclusion cages, which includes removal of fence posts, wire panels, and chicken wire mesh. All fencing materials will be gathered on a trailer and hauled out of the remote study area. This portion of work will only require 4-6 days of labor (or as quickly as finished). Experience hauling a trailer and driving on rough dirt roads is preferred.
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This position requires moderate physical activity. Outdoors, incumbents may not be protected from weather conditions and may be exposed to extreme heat and extreme cold. Bending, crawling, and crouching may be required. Incumbents may be required to lift, push, and/or pull objects up to 50 pounds and be required to walk and/or stand for long periods of time.
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The Department of Wildland Resources in QCNR encompasses research in applied terrestrial ecology, including the ecology and management of wildlife, forests, rangelands, conservation biology, and climate change adaptation. Award-winning faculty teach courses that prepare students for professional careers in many natural resources fields, including programs accredited by the Society of American Foresters and the Society for Range Management and aligned with the Society of Ecological Restoration.
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