85% Field Research including the following duties:
  • Conduct surveys for northern spotted owls.
  • Confirm owl presence and identity by auditory detections and visual observation of color bands.
  • Maintain accurate field notes, care for field equipment and government or rental vehicles.
  • Assist with capture and banding of spotted owls.
  • Work with vegetation maps and aerial photographs.
  • Describe vegetation characteristics, floristics, and physiography of owl roost and nest locations.
  • Collect owl pellets to determine food habits.
15% Office Work including:
  • Data entry, mapping owl locations, maintaining field notes, and coordinating work with crewmates.

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