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Currently Hiring for the Following Positions
Ornithology Research Intern
Riveredge Nature Center has a 30 year history of surveying its resident and migrating avian populations. We are looking for an individual to assist in the collection of this June’s breeding bird survey across 177 acres of varied habitat, project historic point data into ArcGIS, and analyze shifts in bird populations over time.
The intern will work with Riveredge land management staff to assist with land stewardship and preservation objectives. Student will gain experience in natural area assessments and management, plant species identification, invasive species management, safe herbicide use and application, restoration forestry, GIS mapping and data collection. At this time, stewardship interns are not compensated.
Taylor Pichler is from West Bend, Wisconsin, and is currently an undergraduate at Northland College where he is studying to earn a Natural Resources major with an emphasis in fisheries and wildlife ecology. Taylor has a strong passion for wildlife conservation which has led him to want to pursue a career in the field of conservation biology. In addition, Taylor enjoys many outdoor hobbies such as hunting, backcountry hiking, biking, and archery. Taylor began working at Riveredge Nature Center as a research and conservation volunteer in the summer of 2016, and will now be returning as an intern to survey the presence of bobcat in southeastern Wisconsin. Taylor will also be assisting Riveredge with other various biological surveys, and care for lake sturgeon in the Streamside Rearing Facility.