Work on Sage Grouse: Opportunities in Idaho & Wyoming!

December 9, 2014

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Sage Grouse Crew Leader: Idaho (University of Idaho)

Crew leaders needed for an extensive research project in southern Idaho to examine the effects of spring cattle grazing on sage-grouse nesting behavior, demographic traits, and habitat characteristics. Duties include: trapping and banding sage-grouse on leks at night in remote locations, attaching radio collars to female sage-grouse, using telemetry to track radio-marked sage-grouse to locate nests, monitoring nests, following hens with broods, measuring vegetation characteristics and rangeland condition, plant identification, mapping percent grass utilization by cattle over large areas, conducting insect sampling, and data entry. Additionally, crew leaders will be responsible for supervising 1-4 field technicians, writing and submitting regular updates, and coordinating field logistics. Details and application instructions: http://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/sage-grouse-crew-leaders-idaho/

 

Sage Grouse Field Technicians: Idaho (University of Idaho)

Field technicians needed for an extensive research project in southern Idaho to examine the effects of spring cattle grazing on sage-grouse nesting behavior, demographic traits, and habitat characteristics. Duties include: trapping and banding sage-grouse on leks at night in remote locations, attaching radio collars to female sage-grouse, using telemetry to track radio-marked sage-grouse to locate nests, monitoring nests, following hens with broods, measuring vegetation characteristics and rangeland condition, plant identification, mapping percent grass utilization by cattle over large areas, conducting insect sampling, and data entry. Applicants with previous experience performing one or more of these duties will be given preference. Details and application instructions: http://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/sage-grouse-field-technicians-idaho/

 

Sage Grouse Foraging and Behavior: Idaho (IDFG/Boise State University)

Temporary field technician needed to help with a Greater Sage-grouse spring foraging study (February 15 to May 1). This is a cooperative project between the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and Boise State University. The technician will work with a graduate student to assess how far birds travel to reach foraging patches during the breeding season. Additionally, the technician will make record and analyze reproductive behavior of sage-grouse at leks. Fieldwork will be conducted in south central Idaho. After observing birds on the lek in the morning, the technician will follow birds to their off-lek foraging site and collect information on cover and diet quality. Details and application instructions: http://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/sage-grouse-foraging-and-behavior-idaho/

 

Sage Grouse Field Technicians: Wyoming (University of California-Davis)

Field assistants (5) needed approximately March 3 – May 5 for investigations of the behavior and ecology of Greater Sage-Grouse near Lander, Wyoming and the scenic Wind River Range. The projects are part of a larger effort in Prof. Gail Patricelli’s lab at UC Davis to understand the environmental and social factors shaping sage-grouse display behaviors- see the following websites for more information (http://www.eve.ucdavis.edu/gpatricelli/) and (http://www.alankrakauer.org). Assistants will use video and audio recording technology to support an NSF-funded study of courtship dynamics and display plasticity on the lek. Duties include some or all of the following: maintaining camera and acoustic monitoring equipment, observation of basic courtship behavior and lek counts, GPS surveying, habitat characterization and vegetation sampling, capture of adult sage-grouse, radio-telemetry, data entry, and some computer and video analysis. Details and application instructions: http://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/sage-grouse-field-technicians-wyoming/