Mendocino National Forest - Ukiah, California

Interagency National Monument Fellow

Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument (BSMNM), cooperatively managed by the USFS Mendocino National Forest and BLM Ukiah Field Office, is a newly designated national monument with an active network of community and recreational user groups. The fellow will have the opportunity to learn about land management practices from two agencies in preparation for Monument Management Planning. This fellow may also be trained to collect field data for a Visual Resource Inventory and/or assist crews conducting Wilderness Characteristic Surveys. Some of the main tasks include:  

  • Support the development of a self-sustaining conservation education program
  • Support public programs, volunteer workshops, and monument planning meetings
  • Assist with volunteer coordination and recruitment
  • Development of recreational maps, handouts, and websites
  • Working with constituency groups and mailing lists
  • Developing a series of summer outreach/educational programs
  • Conducting field surveys under the guidance of staff
  • Supporting facility maintenance at campgrounds, overlooks and trails

Qualifications:

  • Be comfortable speaking to groups of up to 20 people
  • Some events will occur during evenings or weekends, so someone flexible with their scheduling will be the best fit for this position
  • Be comfortable working independently once adequate training has been provided
  • Have a valid driver's license and be comfortable driving on rural dirt roads for periodic travel between the Upper Lake District Office and the Ukiah Field Office (45 minutes each way)
  • Working knowledge of basic computer applications  
  • Desktop publishing and mapping skills would be a plus!

Housing:

Government housing will be provided at no cost from January through June. A stipend will be provided to cover housing off-site during the remainder of the year.

Transportation:

A driver’s license is required, a vehicle is strongly recommended for personal use. Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!