- Physical habitat (PHab) Surveys: PHab surveys include in-stream habitat (wood, rocks, flow), riparian habitat (lower and upper plant canopy), and human impacts (channelization, concrete etc.) Surveys are conducted at several sites along Deer Creek following the Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Protocols (SWAMP). PHab Monitors will walk upstream in the creek for a 150m reach at each site and collect information on the habitat observed. After data is collected, interns will enter, proof, and have the opportunity to conduct analysis on the data they collected.
- Benthic macroinvertebrate (BMI) Surveys: BMI samples are collected at several sites along Deer Creek following the Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Protocols (SWAMP). Monitors will walk upstream collecting BMI samples in the creek along a 150m transect at each site. Samples are processed in our laboratory. Interns will utilize microscopy and taxonomic skills to identify the macroinvertebrates to family level. They will become proficient using dichotomous keys.
- Algae Sampling: Algae samples are collected at Deer Creek monthly from April through October. Samples are processed in our laboratory and algae biomass is analyzed. Data entry and data proofing may be involved.
- To Apply: send resume and cover letter highlighting your qualifications and future goals to Karin Emanuelson at Karin@sierrastreamsinstitute.org
- Habitat Restoration
- Environmental Science
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Orientation or Training