The eDNA Sampling and Temperature Monitoring Intern will aid MidCoast Watersheds Council staff in collection of eDNA samples that target two under-recognized aquatic organisms—freshwater mussel and lamprey—in order to fill in species distribution gaps. This pilot-project will help inform future conservation and restoration actions by MCWC and its partners, and will guide a larger sampling effort in summer 2020. eDNA samples and temperature data will be collected on at least 60 sites on the Alsea and Yachats River and their tributaries. Samples will be sent to partners at the Bureau of Land Management for analysis. Results will complement the BLM’s eDNA Basinwide Lamprey Inventory and Monitoring Project and Xerces Society’s freshwater mussel database. Oregon Wildlife Foundation is a major funder of this project.
This position is part-time, a stipend is offered, and University credit is possible for current students.
For the full intern position description and application instructions, click here.