The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carlsbad, New Mexico Field Office is providing an opportunity for two qualified individuals to assist the Range department with monitoring of rangeland resources to best determine grazing prescriptions for the health of the landscape. The Range department authorizes and manages the livestock grazing on public lands within the Carlsbad Field Office and maintains over 200 on approximately 2 million acres.
The selected individuals will work with permanent Range staff to identify allotments in need of monitoring and data will be collected at established monitoring sites. Interns will travel to these pre-planned sites for gathering identified information in the form of photographs, GIS data, and monitoring data and then upload this information to their respective online databases/folders. The position will be primarily field based, with some office work as well. Schedules will be developed to ensure completion so long days and irregular hours may be required to complete field work. Other opportunities may arise to address related interests the interns may want to pursue.
Familiarity with rangeland plant identification and soils identification.
Basic understanding of common range practices.
Familiarity using GPS and ability to work with maps.
Willingness to hike in rough terrain with exposure to the elements.
Applicants must pass a Department of Interior security background check and should possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
Beginner to intermediate experience with GIS.
Pursuing or holding an undergraduate degree in range science, ranch management, or related field.
Ability to drive an off-road vehicle on rugged and/or unimproved gravel or dirt roads.
Familiarity with hot, desert environments.
About Conservation Corps New Mexico
Conservation Corps New Mexico, a program of Conservation Legacy, aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930's. CCNM is focused on connecting youth, young adults, and recent era military veterans with conservation service work projects on public lands. CCNM operates programs across southern New Mexico and western Texas that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation. The CCNM Las Cruces office manages the Individual Placement Program.