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UNM Student Interns (Dept. approval required)

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

  1. Develop GIS layers for PETR trails as we fully develop them
    1. GIS to NPS standards
    2. Create Field maps for Site Bulletins (one page handouts)
    3. Create interactive Maps for NPS App - create be a story board map where we provide natural and cultural resource information at key points along the trails
    4. Develop site pamphlets for each location for production by WNPA - again providing natural and cultural resource information at key points along the primary trails (Boca Negra, Rinconada, Mesa Prieta, and Piedras Marcadas)
    5. Create Maps for updating wayside and trailhead kiosks
    6. Develop Interactive maps for our Park website
  2. Signage - Complete sign inventory with GPS locations - create a database to track signs - that allows us to input location, condition, date of installation (of new sign), message/text on sign, etc.)
  3. Assist with visitor use monitoring.
  4. Analyze our monitoring protocol, how we collect data, and work on ways to improve upon the program - research the collection technology, how we can better manage the data, find gaps, and understand the results.
  5. Photo database management - how can we better analyze these photos, identify objects of interest, capture information, and track/document?
  6. Remote sensing. Can we use remote sensing to analyze recovery over time?
  7. Trail condition monitoring - part of our monitoring protocol would be to assess the change in trail conditions after we establish formal trails, including the width of the trail, erosion issues, and the recovery of social trails/routes as we place signs and barriers. A specific research protocol for this would be of interest.
  8. Trails - how do we assess the success of our trail barrier / signage program - as a potential research question. How will our monitoring tell us if we are protecting the resources?
  9. How do we assess the success of public communication - signage, website, programs, community outreach?
  10. Develop PETR specific visitor use survey using the OPM materials as a starting point - to allow us to better assess response to the implementation of the VUMP.
  11. Based on the data collected for visitor use monitoring, develop a way to help us visualize the data - maps and analyses that help us focus management and monitoring on the most at risk/critical areas.


Start Date - 2022-02-23

End Date - 2022-05-20

Activities include: Archaeology;Conservation Education;GIS/GPS;Natural Resources Planning

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: N/A

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About National Park Service

Location:

1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240, US

Mission Statement

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

Description

The U.S. National Park Service, www.nps.gov, cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. We care for more than 400 national parks and help communities preserve their historic places and open spaces.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Environment
Sports & Recreation
Arts & Culture, Environment, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Visitor Information CenterAlbuquerque, NM 87120

(35.15096,-106.74706)
 

SKILLS

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Monday;Tuesday;Wednesday;Thursday;Friday

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