Forest Health Monitoring Field Technician
Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative
Burlington, VT /Northeast
The Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (FEMC) seeks to fill several field technician positions based in New England and New York to inventory and measure forest plots as part of the Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) Program. Annually, the FHM program collects data on forest stand composition and structure, canopy condition and crown health, crown closure, tree regeneration, and forest stressors and threats using a variety of field collection tools and protocols.
Field crews will be comprised of one crew leader and two technicians. Crews will train with FEMC and Vermont Department of Forest Parks and Recreation staff. Following training in Burlington, VT, crews will be responsible to plan daily trips, maintain equipment, travel to and from field sites, conduct field work, contribute to FEMC social media outlets, and enter data and assess its quality.
Daily work will be primarily based outside, and may involve being out in inclement weather or require travel across difficult terrain, but will also include computer or tablet based data entry and associated quality control. At the end of the field data collection season, there will be the opportunity for interested crew members to conduct a summary analysis of the current year’s data, which will be included in FEMC’s annual report, posted to the website (www.uvm.edu/femc), and presented in as a poster at the FEMC Annual Conference in December.
Additional Information: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/jobs/2020_FEMC_FHM_FieldTechnician.pdf
Contact Name: John Truong
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