This is a Direct Hiring Authority (DHA) position. If already graduated applicants can not have a graduation date later than Dec. 1st, 2018.
Job Description:The Junction Butte WWA and Gore Canyon Ranch are acquired properties along the Colorado River, providing important wildlife, water fowl, and amphibian habitat and recreational opportunities. The Intern would manage the irrigation water to optimize resource benefits, while coordinating with nearby landowners and state water right officials. They would develop a management plan for Gore Canyon Ranch and update the plan for the Junction Butte area to reflect the Upper Colorado River SRMA's resource objectives in the 2015 RMP. The Plans would assess current conditions at each site, and their overall potential to provide habitat and recreational opportunities. The Intern would coordinate with other resource specialists and the public. In FY18, irrigation of the Junction Butte property was resumed and some infrastructure improvements done. The drought prevented irrigation of Gore Canyon Ranch, but plantings, weed spraying, and cultural clearance for future projects were accomplished.
Start/End Date: This an 11 week internship running from the beginning of June to mid August.
Housing: To be determined.
Living conditions: Working in the Kremmling Field Office as well as field work.
Vehicle: A vehicle and license are required.