Park Ranger - Barstow Field Office

Environment for the Americas Barstow, California
Deadline Mar 02, 2019
Job Type Internship

Environment for the Americas coordinates diversity internship programs for many organizations. Our goals are to provide science-based internships and other career-building experiences for racially and ethnically diverse undergraduate, graduate, and recently graduated students to increase relevance, diversity and inclusion in national parks, national forests, and other public lands and natural areas.

This is a Direct Hiring Authority (DHA) position. If already graduated applicants can not have a graduation date later than Dec. 1st, 2018.

Job Description: The Ord Mountain (OM)/Newberry Rodman (NR) effectiveness-monitoring project consists of intense survey of previous restoration, signing, route maintenance, fencing, and management activities in these two subregions of the West Mojave Plan area (WEMO). In 2017, the BLM Barstow FO redirected funding from an existing OHMVR grant to install route signage to WEMO protocol in the Ord Mountain sub region. This work took place in anticipation of the translocation of hundreds of threatened Desert Tortoise from the expanded 29 Palms Marine Corps base. Later in 2017, Barstow FO staff further strengthened the signing in the area by marking those closed routes that were not in compliance. In 2019 the Barstow FO was directed by PTA funding to sign the adjacent Newberry Rodman subregion in the same manner with the goal of fully signing the Ord-Rodman Critical Habitat unit. This project will require the evaluation of the work in OM in 2017, provide for the signing, analysis, and restoration of routes, open and closed, in NR. The outcome of the analysis of the new signing compared and contrasted with the work done in 2017 will be presented to the Barstow FO management, staff, the Fish and Wildlife Services Desert Tortoise Recovery Implementation Team, Fremont-Kramer/Superior-Cronese working group at their meeting in the fall of 2019. The Intern will need to be a highly self-motivated individual with field data gathering, analysis, and presentation skills. This work is key in helping to understand the patterns, problems, and successes with regard to route management in desert tortoise critical habitat.

This an 11 week internship running from the beginning of June to mid August. This internship has a weekly stipend of $500.


  • Age 18 to 35
  • Possess US citizenship or permanent residence
  • Be enrolled in a post-secondary educational program or have graduated from college within the past year
  • Have a strong interest, or relevant experience, in areas pertaining to, but not limited to, historic preservation, public history, archaeology, forestry, hydrology, fisheries, or physical sciences.
  • Be social media savvy


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