Intern will learn all aspects of rearing endangered Atlantic salmon from seven listed populations at a conservation hatchery. Activities include: electrofishing to collect juvenile Atlantic salmon, releasing juvenile and adult Atlantic salmon, transporting adult Atlantic salmon from a trapping facility to the the hatchery, collecting biological samples for disease screening and genetic characterization, feeding juvenile and adult broodstock, monitoring growth of future broodstock, maintaining automated feeders, tagging juveniles, and spawning adult Atlantic salmon.
Interns will also perform regular maintenance activities at the hatchery which include, but are not limited to: regular cleaning of rearing units, tanks and pools, rearing unit repairs, pressure washing rearing areas, grounds maintenance, cleaning and maintenance of public use areas and bathhouses, and other general maintenance as required.
Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected: Biology degree major or professional experience
Forestry degree major or professional experience
Resource Management: degree major or professional experience
Backpacking: some experience
GPS competent without supervision
Hand Tools competent without supervision
Working with Animals: some experience