Archaeology Crew Lead at Whiskeytown NRA | Great Basin Institute
Archaeology Crew Lead at Whiskeytown NRA
The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the National Park Service, is recruiting an Archaeology Crew Lead to complete Section 106 cultural resource surveys, site recording and monitoring for various projects within the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area (WHIS). This work provides professional development and leadership opportunities in cultural resource management including increased exposure and responsibility enacting NPS processes, procedures, and compliance measures; assisting in reporting and data entry/quality assurance and control; and increased technical experience.
The Archaeology Crew Lead will perform a variety of activities to support all stages of project work. The lead will be responsible for crew safety and oversight, provide or assist in training, and converse with agency and GBI staff as needed. Crew size will be 4 people. Primary archaeology field duties will include:
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area (WHIS) is part of the Klamath Network that includes 6 parks: Crater Lake National Park (Crater Lake), Lava Beds National Monument (Lava Beds), Lassen Volcanic National Monument (Lassen), Oregon Caves National Monument and Reserve (Oregon Caves), Redwood National and State Parks (Redwood), and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area (Whiskeytown), located throughout northern California and southern Oregon. The parks span a land area of complex topography in the geologically ancient Klamth-Siskiyou Ecoregion in the west (Redwood, Oregon Caves, Whiskeytown), and the younger, volcanic Cascades-Modoc Ecoregion to the east (Crater Lake, Lassen, and Lava Beds). Vegetation of the two subregions ranges from temperate rainforests with enormous, world-record-height trees along the coast at Redwood, to barren shrublands on infertile soils and rock in the sagebrush desert of Lava Beds. Elevation extends from sea level at Redwood to about timberline in Crater Lake and Lassen.
Whiskeytown NRA was directly impacted by the 2018 Carr Fire. Work completed by the archaeology team will help to address the monitoring and recording of cultural resources post-fire and aid in the management of park cultural resources going forward.
Read more about Whiskeytown NRA and the Carr Fire here: https://www.nps.gov/whis/carrfire.htm
Opportunities are abundant in the area for recreation including boating, camping, hiking, bird watching, fishing. Whiskeytown is also near the town of Redding, CA which can provide access to all large town amenities.
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