Wisconsin Natural Resources Student Assistant (Fisheries)

UW-Madison Division of Extension

The Wisconsin Natural Resources Assistant (Fisheries) will support staff at the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (Medford-Park Falls District) with the fisheries management program. This position is based on-site, in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. The hired student will be responsible for finding housing in the Park Falls area.

The Student Assistant will:

  • Trap and count fish using a variety of sampling techniques.
  • Identity and measures species, recording numbers, lengths, and weights.
  • Collect field data by measuring and recording pertinent biological information.
  • Observe and take notes to describe fish habitat such as log jams and silting.
  • Assist USFS staff with the operation of more sophisticated equipment or systems.
  • Assist in the collection, handling, and preservation of specimens.
  • Use global positioning systems, aerial photographs, topographic maps, GIS and/or compass in navigation.
  • Perform highly physical labor and daily hiking, sometimes to remote locations in rugged terrain under possible adverse weather conditions.
  • A portion of time may be dedicated to data entry and other duties in a laboratory/office setting.
  • Contribute to fisheries research and management programs.
  • Participate in professional development workshops to gain leadership skills.
  • Learn about diverse career paths for natural resource professionals.

To apply for this job please visit studentjobs.hr.wisc.edu.