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#1 mattknepley

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 02:17 PM

Copied from the Desert Fishes Council's listserve.


I am on the look out for one volunteer to help with our Little Colorado River (LCR) field work from June 22-July 3, 2017. The volunteer would participate in one twelve day sampling trip in the LCR to sample juvenile humpback chub (an endangered fish native to the Colorado River basin). The field work is very physically demanding as we spend 10+ hours per day hiking over rugged terrain in hot conditions (temperatures can be as high as 110 F, though the river is a pleasant temperature). Also, we work in remote conditions and have very limited communication with the outside world. Volunteers must be 18 years or older and need to be aware of the physical demands and remote conditions before committing. We access the canyon via helicopter, and volunteers would be required to take a 3-5 hour online training prior to the trip. Volunteers would be responsible for traveling to Flagstaff, Arizona, afterwhich food costs and "accomodations" (i.e., camping) are covered.

If you're interested , please send a resume or CV with two references to Maria Dzul (mdzul@usgs.gov). Please include 'LCR volunteer' in the title of your email.

Thanks,

Maria Dzul, Fish Biologist
U.S. Geological Survey
Southwest Biological Science Center
Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center
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Matt Knepley
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#2 UglyJeep

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 12:35 AM

I saw this one on the DFC list first, but I did apply. I didn't get in, but Maria Dzul passed on my info and I got in on a different trip (in the canyon rather than the LCR). I just got back (hiked out of the grand canyon on bright angel trail 4 hours ago). It was so flipping awesome to work with desert natives (humpback chub, flannel-mouth and bluehead suckers).

Thanks to everyone who posts in this section! I'll continue to follow and hope for more phenomenal opportunities (I also watch the the Texas a&m FW job board and the dfc-l).

- Alton Livingstone

Oregon State Fisheries and Wildlife undergraduate student


#3 Dustin

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 07:16 AM

That sounds amazing.  Can you post some details?  This trip would make an excellent article for American Currents too if you have time to document it.


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#4 mattknepley

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 04:19 PM

That sounds amazing.  Can you post some details?  This trip would make an excellent article for American Currents too if you have time to document it.

That sounds amazing.  Can you post some details?  This trip would make an excellent article for American Currents too if you have time to document it.

Everything Dustin said times ten! I am so jealous! If you want to do a write up for American Currents we would love it! Or perhaps we can do an "interview" with you for the News section of AC if you have no interest in doing a write-up. But please have an interest in doing a write-up. :) We have ghosts who are really good at helping if you'd want.
Matt Knepley
"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."




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