The Willamette National Forest in Oregon/USA will host a volunteer as part of the International Exchange Visitor – Wildlife Biologist Program from March 15 through September 15, 2018, with the possibility of extension.  The visiting biologist will offer conservation education activities for schools and other community organizations, with an emphasis on birds and pollinators.  In addition, they will also conduct wildlife surveys including pileated woodpeckers, bald eagles, harlequin ducks, peregrine falcons, bumble bee, Pacific pond turtle and montane red fox surveys.  Other work would include wildlife habitat enhancement work.  There will be opportunities to learn about and assist with a variety of district wildlife and other projects with the U.S. Forest Service.  Note we will conduct some limited work in the Three Sisters Wilderness Area, and possibly some other wilderness areas on the Willamette National Forest.

Requirements:  A good comprehension of English, knowledge and some experience with birds, experience with and a strong interest in conservation education, public speaking, a driver’s license in your home country, and the ability to work outdoors.  An advantage is experience working with birds.  All expenses are covered, including roundtrip airfare from your home country to Oregon, housing, a per diem allowance to cover food expenses, and emergency medical insurance.  Application deadline is December 1, 2017.

The complete application and contact information can be found at:  https://go.usa.gov/xn4Fm

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