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 Ord Mountain (OM)/Newberry Rodman (NR) effectiveness-monitoring project consists of intense survey of previous restoration, signing, route maintenance, fencing, and management activities in these two subregions of the West Mojave Plan area (WEMO). In 2017, the BLM Barstow FO redirected funding from an existing OHMVR grant to install route signage to WEMO protocol in the Ord Mountain sub region. This work took place in anticipation of the translocation of hundreds of threatened Desert Tortoise from the expanded 29 Palms Marine Corps base. Later in 2017, Barstow FO staff further strengthened the signing in the area by marking those closed routes that were not in compliance. In 2019 the Barstow FO was directed by PTA funding to sign the adjacent Newberry Rodman subregion in the same manner with the goal of fully signing the Ord-Rodman Critical Habitat unit. This project will require the evaluation of the work in OM in 2017, provide for the signing, analysis, and restoration of routes, open and closed, in NR. The outcome of the analysis of the new signing compared and contrasted with the work done in 2017 will be presented to the Barstow FO management, staff, the Fish and Wildlife Services Desert Tortoise Recovery Implementation Team, Fremont-Kramer/Superior-Cronese working group at their meeting in the fall of 2019. The Intern will need to be a highly self-motivated individual with field data gathering, analysis, and presentation skills. This work is key in helping to understand the patterns, problems, and successes with regard to route management in desert tortoise critical habitat.
Start/End Date: This an 11 week internship running from the beginning of June to mid August.
Housing: To be determined.
Living conditions: Work will take place in the office or in the field. Interns should be able to work in harsh desert environment while working in the field.
Vehicle: A vehicle and license are required.