Agency: Montana State University – Bozeman, Dept. of Ecology in cooperation with South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks.
Location: Northern Black Hills, South Dakota. Position based in Lead, South Dakota
Project: A study of Merriam’s wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo merriami) in the Northern Black Hills seeks to quantify survival and reproduction characteristics. Specifically, this project seeks to understand how individual and environmental factors affect hen survival, nesting success, and poult survival. Radio telemetry will be utilized to monitor hen and poult survival and to facilitate habitat evaluations at nest sites.
Duties: Technician will participate in all field aspects of the project. Primary duties will include: monitoring hens via radio telemetry, nest location, nest monitoring, habitat evaluations, and conducting poult counts. Technician will also be responsible for equipment maintenance, data management, and other duties as required. The ability to interact positively with members of the public, landowners, livestock producers, and other agency personnel is critical.
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