Forest Management and Wildlife Educational Campaign

All supplies and equipment are supplied by the Wildlife Resources Commission. All work-related travel expenses are paid by the Wildlife Resources Commission. All interns are paid overtime in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards act and agency policy. Please note that housing is the responsibility of the intern.

Project Name: Forest Management and Wildlife Educational Campaign


Objective:

 To educate and inform the public about the merits of scientific forest for healthy forests and wildlife populations.


Project Location:

County: McDowell

Location: Marion, but will be at the Pisgah Education Center frequently (Brevard)

Location Description: Field location such as a depot

Academic Majors:

Wildlife, Forestry with wildlife classes


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

Basic wildlife biology classes, Education background helpful, Marketing a big plus

Tasks and Duties:

 

o   Compile readily available materials on forestry, forest management and wildlife habitat and work with several other agencies and programs to obtain materials

o   Help to design programs to educate and inform the public about the merits of scientific forest for healthy forests and wildlife populations using a variety of media

o   Help to create an effective educational class at the  Pisgah Educational Center involving both class room and outdoor components

o   Create graphics and other visual aids showing forestry and wildlife habitat management techniques

o   Help to create forestry/habitat demonstration “trails” where the public can visit sites of active management and use cell phone apps to receive information about each stop

o   Help give programs to appropriate audiences


Travel Required:

Yes


Work Schedule:

Weekdays (M-F)


Final Product:

 

o   An understanding of the merits and use of scientifically based forestry

o   An understanding of wildlife habitat needs and how active management is needed to maintain them

o   An understanding of how we develop and market messages to target audiences

o   Creation of educational programs for the public

o   Status of wildlife populations in the mountains and conservation measures needed


Knowledge Gained:

Knowledge of discovery responses, drafting, wildlife law, government regulation.

How to Apply:


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