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Forest Vegetation Field Technician

Join the Mohonk Preserve Team!

Forest Vegetation Field Technician – Part-time; Seasonal (May – August)

  • Located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley, Mohonk Preserve is New York’s largest nonprofit nature preserve. Our mission is to protect the Shawangunk Mountains region and inspire people to care for, enjoy, and explore their natural world. We manage over 8,000 acres of mountain cliffs, forests, fields and streams through four integrated programs – Conservation Science, Education, Land Stewardship, and Land Protection – and welcome over 300,000 members and visitors each year who come to hike, run, rock climb, boulder, bike, cross-country ski, snowshoe and enjoy and experience nature.

    Based in a vibrant university community, Mohonk Preserve offers a great working environment in one of New York’s greenest counties, with all-season recreation, access to Preserve lands, a dynamic, committed team of conservation professionals and long legacy of conducting ecological research and environmental education. The Preserve is also the home of one of America’s premier rock-climbing destinations.

    As our Forest Vegetation Field Technician, you will be responsible for surveying and collecting field data on vegetation composition, structure, and white-tailed deer browse-impact by following established field protocols on new and existing monitoring sites. Entering and managing the collected data and preparing a project assessment report summarizing seasonal findings is also expected.

    We are seeking a conservation professional with a strong ability to identify Northeastern vegetation and understanding of forestry equipment. Experience conducting field research is essential; experience conducting forest vegetation surveys is preferred. Bachelor’s degree in biology, forestry, ecology, or related field.

    Compensation: $14.00/hour; 30-40 hours/week; Preserve membership for the duration of the position.

Mohonk Preserve is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates.

Applications accepted via e-mail only. Please submit as a single PDF: cover letter, resume and names and contact information for three professional references by 5PM EST March 19th, 2021 to: research@mohonkpreserve.org. Include in subject line “Land & Boundary Steward.” No phone calls please

Banner photo by Elizabeth Tully