SCA Gopher Tortoise Biological Monitoring Internship

Student Conservation Association



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The SCA Gopher Tortoise Biological Monitoring Internship is available to students majoring in biology, forestry, resource management, or related field. You must have interest or experience in plant identification, trail maintenance, GPS navigation, and utilizing hand tools to be considered for this internship. As an intern, your responsibilities will include assisting the NRM utilizing approved survey methodology, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and Geographic Information Software (GIS) with field surveys, and collection of spatial and temporal distribution data of Threatened and Endangered Species to include: gopher tortoises, reticulated flatwoods salamander, and other commensal species. Other duties will include assisting with management of vegetation in approximately 800-acres of pitcher-plant, longleaf pine, and other threatened and endangered species habitats, maintenance and establishment of approximately 6-miles of firebreaks, and approximately two miles of recreational trail maintenance. This internship is located in Milton, FL, at the Naval Air Station Whiting Field. Living, relocation/commuter, and housing allowances will be given to selected applicants.

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