Careers with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
For information about jobs with the Fish and Wildlife Service go to http://jobs.fws.gov.
Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge hires several field researchers (island supervisors and technicians) to monitor seabird colonies on islands along the Maine coast each summer. While living on the islands, researchers conduct censuses of all nesting seabird species, monitor productivity, observe chick feedings, band chicks, read adult bands, and monitor predators and competitors. Experience with boat operation, bird identification, and seabird ecology is preferred but not required. Applicants must be willing to live, and work, with other researchers on remote islands, often under harsh weather conditions.
For more information, contact Michael Langlois, refuge biologist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 594-0600 ex. 3
Maine Coastal Islands's volunteer program offers you the opportunity to support wildlife and its habitat while learning new skills and doing something that you enjoy. Refuge volunteers help with administrative, public use, and biological projects. Unfortunately, the refuge cannot offer housing. For more information, contact Beth Goettel, Refuge Manager at email@example.com or (207) 594-0600 ex. 2.
For information on other volunteer opportunities with the Service, visit http://volunteers.fws.gov.
For more information on the Friends of Maine's Seabird Islands, please visit their website.
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The refuge's islands are as individual as finger prints: some support spruce-fir forests, others are treeless, covered by shrubs and grasses. Still others are mostly bedrock, with little vegetation. Some combine the three. The various habitat types attract a variety of bird species to the islands.