June 1, 2016 - 10:00 am
WSGA Seeks Rangeland Internship Mentors for 2016
WSGA is seeking interested ranches to participate in hosting and mentoring rangeland interns for the summer of 2016 from the beginning of June to the end of August. This internship is modeled to give rangeland and resource management students an opportunity to learn hands on techniques through a ranchers perspective and work done on the operation daily. Our goal is to give the ranchers/operators perspective to resource management to interns who may work for a private resource management company, a conservation district, BLM or USFS.
This internship is not solely a ranch hand position, but an interactive educational experience. Approved Interns are expected to help with daily ranch chores that incorporate resource management techniques (i.e., rotational grazing—moving cattle by horseback or 4-wheeler, etc.). Some interns may have limited to no experience on a ranching operation and we ask mentors to keep safety in mind and help them learn. Mentors are responsible for providing a safe educational experience, room and board, opportunity to use washer/ dryer and good internet connection. Interns receive a monthly stipend from WSGA for $1,600 per month and are required to send weekly work summaries with photos. Interns are matched with mentors based on educational goals, personality, resource management techniques they are interested in and what they want to learn more about such as controlling invasive plant species, fencing for riparian areas, rotational grazing, habitat analysis or stocking rates for pastures.
If you are interested or would like more information please contact Haley Lockwood at 307.638.3942 or email@example.com.
Additional information can also be found at http://www.wysga.org/rangelandinternshipprogram.aspx on the WSGA website under Programs & Partners.
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