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Photopoint Monitoring Field Technician

Seasonal Position

A Photopoint Monitoring Field Technician’s primary responsibility is to: 1) locate and retake photopoint pictures and 2) establish new photopoints and document their location using a digital camera in the Adirondack alpine zone. This project aims to quantify human trampling of alpine vegetation to support the efforts of Summit Stewards and land managers in protecting New York’s rarest ecosystem. This project is a partnership between the Summit Stewardship Program and the New York Natural Heritage Program. The Field Technician is also responsible for Summit Steward duties like educating the hiking public about the rare and fragile alpine communities of the high peaks, encouraging hikers to walk on the solid bedrock above treeline, and trail maintenance projects.

Location: Adirondak Loj & Heart Lake Program Center, Lake Placid, NY

Position Dates: Friday of Memorial Day weekend – Indigenous Peoples’ Day; end date negotiable

Compensation: $13.50 per hour, backcountry accommodations included, additional housing available; paid sick time; paid certification in Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and Leave No Trace Trainer workshop; free ADK workshops, discounts on store merchandise and rental equipment.

Application Deadline: February 1

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