Smith College Spatial Analysis Lab

Monitoring Field Leader Position

Monitoring Field Leader Position at University of Montana.

Position Responsibilities

  • Use GPS to map weed invasion, wilderness character, and recreation impacts
  • Implement protocols to collect weed, recreation and wilderness character data
  • Conduct restoration activities, including weed-pulling and campsite restoration
  • Educate/train volunteers in wilderness issues, monitoring, and restoration
  • Adapt to changing field conditions, e.g. weather, route obstacles, & emergencies
  • Safely lead groups in a backcountry setting
  • Work closely with a co-leader, Wilderness Institute staff, & Forest Service partners
  • Recruit volunteers from Missoula and surrounding areas
  • Oversee quality data gathering, processing, and reporting
  • Transport volunteers to study site; menu plan and prepare backcountry dinners