From: "Chau, Stephanie" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 4:31 PM
To: "Kunkle, Justin" <[log in to unmask]>, Jim Schneider <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: FW: MTU Applied Forest Ecology and Silviculture Lab - EUP Summer Technician

Please share with students that might be interested in your department.



Stephanie Chau
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Diversity
Interim Associate Director, Native American Institute
Michigan State University
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture
446 West Circle Drive, 121
East Lansing, MI 48824
Office:    (517) 355-0234
                (517) 353-9525
Fax:         (517) 355-8364
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From: Robin Clark <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, March 5, 2020 11:01 AM
To: Chau, Stephanie <[log in to unmask]>; Whyte, Kyle <[log in to unmask]>; Poitra, Christie <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Fwd: MTU Applied Forest Ecology and Silviculture Lab - EUP Summer Technician


Would it be possible to share this opportunity with your students and/or recent graduates?

This is part of my doctoral research with Giizhik/Northern white cedar, in partnership with Sault Tribe, Bay Mills, and Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan.  I'll be happy to answer any questions.


Robin Clark
PhD Candidate, Applied Forest Ecology and Silviculture Lab
College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
Michigan Technological University

Field Technician position based in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, with travel throughout the EUP

Summary: We are seeking a motivated individual to assist with forested wetland assessments across the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan during the 2020 summer field season.  Georeference locations and collect a variety of ecological data according to standardized protocols. Digitize field data, assist with analysis, and assist with communication and planning among tribal, federal, and state forest managers and Anishinaabe communities.

Duration: 8-10 weeks; mid-June to mid-August; start and end dates are flexible.

Work Environment: Requires strenuous physical activity: periods of standing, walking off-trail several miles per day in uneven terrain, and carrying field gear up to 35 pounds.  Data entry in office.

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week with a flexible schedule, including 10 hour days Monday-Thursday to be determined by weather, distance to field sites, researcher and technician.

Primary Duties:

  *   Navigate to and from field sites
  *   Plant identification
  *   Collect vegetation, soil, light, and cultural use data according to protocols
  *   Digitize collected data

Qualifications: Training will be provided to the successful applicant, but we would prefer:

  *   Experience using GPS and GIS, interpreting standard procedures, and consulting field guides
  *   Experience identifying native plants and collecting forest inventory or ecological data
  *   Experience with topographic maps, compass, and aerial photos for navigation
  *   Must be willing to work long-days in a variety of weather conditions
  *   Must possess a valid driver's license

Compensation: Pay starts at $16/hour and is negotiable depending on prior skills and experience.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter (including dates of availability), resume, and contact information for two references to Robin Clark ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) by Friday 20th March, 2020.  The position will be open until filled.