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Trout Unlimited Weber River Fisheries Technician- Ogden

02/11/2021

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Trout Unlimited Weber River Fisheries Technician Internship

Description

The goal of the internship program is to give an undergraduate fisheries students broad exposure to Trout Unlimited (TU) and experience with coldwater fisheries restoration, conservation, and protection activities. The intern will work with TU staff as well as TU chapter and council volunteers. TU has extensive experience conducting fisheries restoration work throughout the Weber River Basin and surrounding areas. Most activities will be based out of the Ogden, UT area.

Duties

Conduct field and office work. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Field data collection
    • Water flow measurement
    • Distribution and programming of dataloggers
    • Habitat assessment
    • Field survey data collection with UDWR
  • Assisting TU chapter members with education and outreach events, such as free fishing day, kid’s fly-fishing camps, fly tying instruction
  • Assisting TU’s Weber River Project Coordinator with planning, assessment, and implementation of restoration projects such as Beaver Dam Analogs, Willow Plantings, and Conifer Revetments
  • Compilation and entry of field data, analysis, and report writing
  • Compiling social media posts about related internship and TU activities

Qualifications

Applicants must be current undergraduate students in a degree program in the Quinney College of Natural Resources. Applicants must have a general knowledge of fisheries, fish identification, angling rules and regulations. They must have the ability to work in the field without direct supervision. They should also have the ability to operate office, laboratory, and field equipment, including vehicles, safely and effectively. A valid driver's license and personal vehicle is required. Mileage will be reimbursed at current federal rates. Successful applicants will be expected to work under difficult field conditions for extended periods of time.

Salary: $12.50/hour

Location: Base of operations in Ogden, UT

Number of Openings: 1

Closing Date: March 20

Employment Dates: Flexible; beginning part-time in April and not to exceed 480 hours through the end of August.

 

To apply send a resume and cover letter to:

                        

Paul Burnett – Utah Water and Habitat Program Director

Trout Unlimited

pburnett@tu.org