- Restoration Ecology: (60%) The intern will be involved in seeding, planting and weed control in natural and created wetlands, uplands and shoreland areas. Throughout the growing season over twenty sites will be maintained, which includes invasive species control by hand weeding, herbicide application, and bloom cutting, watering of new plantings, and the evaluation of plant establishment. The intern will work with students and others on planting and maintenance projects.
- Carp Management: (30%) The intern will assist with the implementation of field management techniques. Assistance will be provided to District common carp management project as needed.
- Biological Monitoring: (10%) The intern will assist in the collection of biological and physical/chemical data in selected District wetlands and lakes.
- Be able to identify common upland and wetland plant species
- In the field, work in a group or alone controlling invasive plants, possibly under extreme conditions (e.g., cold, rain and heat)
- Monitor carp and assist with netting and removal
- Monitor and collect plant specimens in the field and process data in the office
- Work well in a team setting and be able to effectively communicate the concept of invasive plant control to the public
- Be diligent in the collection of data, and be exact in sample processing and record keeping
- Must be willing to use own vehicle periodically; the District will pay for mileage.
- Requires frequent lifting of items weighing up to 60 pounds and walking in rough terrain. Individual must provide their own clothing, rain gear, boots, etc.
Send resume by email to email@example.com or by regular mail to Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District, 2665 Noel Drive, Little Canada, MN 55117, by March 1, 2021.