Vegetation Program Field Assistant

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Vegetation Program Field Assistants support the park botanists, vegetation ecologists, invasive plant technicians, and other staff with fieldwork at Joshua Tree National Park. We are currently recruiting volunteers to help with early-morning seed collection projects on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August 2024. There may be other opportunities to continue volunteering with the vegetation program when the seed collection season ends.

Other tasks could include:

  • Botanical surveys
  • Rare plant monitoring
  • Specimen identification
  • Invasive plant identification
  • Invasive plant treatment
  • Outplanting
  • Data recording

Volunteers must be able to hike at least 6 miles on various terrain, be able to bend and squat down to the ground repeatedly, be able to lift and carry 10 pounds, and have outdoor experience in a desert environment.

Be part of our field team!

Start Date - 2024-07-12

End Date - 2025-07-12

Activities include: Botany

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