Range Management

Contact: Scott Lusk, Forest Range Staff, Beckwourth Ranger District, for additional information salusk@fs.fed.us

Rangeland Management

The Plumas National Forest (Beckwourth Ranger District, Blairsden CA, duty station) is advertising two internship opportunities in the Range Program (May 31 – August 19, 2016).  Student interns will receive resource management training and hands-on experience in both field and office settings while supporting post-fire restoration efforts on the Mt. Hough Ranger District (e.g., interns will be trained and responsible for conducting meadow species composition surveys, utilization monitoring, permit compliance, and data entry and management).  Prior range or ranch work experience is preferred but not required. This work will require physical exertion and often will be performed in a forest environment (e.g., interns will be expected to lift heavy equipment at times, stand for long periods, walk over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces, with recurring bending, stooping, and reaching). This is a full-time (40 hours per week) paid internship working with post-fire restoration crews and the Range crew on the Plumas National Forest. Student interns will be employed by the Foundation for California Community Colleges during this internship opportunity on the national forest ($11.00 per hour). A valid driver license and clean driving record are required for this internship opportunity.