Archaeology Crew Member at Whiskeytown NRA | Great Basin Institute
Archaeology Crew Member at Whiskeytown NRA
The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the National Park Service, is recruiting three (3) Archaeology Crew Members to complete Section 106 cultural resource surveys, site recording and monitoring for various projects within Whiskeytown National Recreation Area (WHIS). This work provides numerous professional development opportunities in cultural resource management. Crew Members will gain an expanded professional network as they interact with agency staff, along with benefiting from exposure to NPS processes, procedures, compliance measures and reporting, and technical experience. These projects support NPS initiatives for healthy and productive landscapes and resources.
These are crew-level positions: Crews will receive instruction, guidance and training from GBI crew leads and/or Park Service supervisors. Crew size will be 4 people.
Primary responsibilities will include the following:
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.
Living Allowance and Education Award: Crew Members in these AmeriCorps positions will receive a living allowance, the value of which is dependent on the length of service. The living allowance is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. The allowance is paid to members in bi-weekly installments throughout their term of service. Upon successful completion of AmeriCorps service, members become eligible for an education award (the amount is dependent on the length of service) that can be used for paying student loans, paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college, as well as additional certifications such as NOLS courses.
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