volunteer opportunities

Project description: We are seeking independent, motivated student volunteers that will be key members of a research team including scientists from the Northwest Fisheries Science Center and the University of Washington as we continue our long-term study (started in 2000) quantifying the recolonization of the Cedar River, WA by Pacific salmon. The Cedar River is a protected watershed providing drinking water for Seattle and is about 90 km east of the City. Volunteers will assist in habitat and fish surveys (snorkel surveys).

Conditions and duties: Volunteers must be willing to work under potentially physically demanding conditions and be comfortable working in large rivers (~20-30 m wide). Coursework in fisheries, ecology and zoology is helpful as is basic experience in collecting field data. Experience with snorkeling and identification of Pacific Northwest fishes a plus. We are looking for volunteers that are positive and good communicators; detail oriented; and work well as part of a research team.

Project supervisor: Peter Kiffney

Number of Slots Available: 2-3

When: Fieldwork will occur Aug. 4-7 and Aug. 11-14. We leave the Science Center located south of the Montlake Bridge by 745 am and return between 5-7 pm each evening.

Please send your CV and a brief email of relevant background and career interests to peter.kiffney by 5 PM July 28, 2014.

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