- Schedule, organize, and execute field projects for detecting, identifying and evaluating natural resource problems, i.e., water, land, plants, animals, and soils.
- Compile and summarize data obtained from aerial and ground surveys including natural resource monitoring, evaluations, and pilot tests conducted as part of the project.
- Conduct routine analyses; and provide the data to professional personnel.
- Use computer programs to organize the data conducted.
- Using prescribed procedures, resolves common administrative, technical and/or safety concerns related to the project.
- Provide technical knowledge and skills to address specific issues and resolves.
About the Forest
The Chippewa National Forest is located in north central Minnesota, approximately 200 miles northwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul, and encompasses about 1.6 million acres which includes approximately 666,600 acres of checkerboard ownership with other public, private, and tribal lands interspersed. The Forest Supervisor’s office is located in Cass Lake, MN, with district offices in Blackduck, Deer River and Walker. The Forest was the first National Forest established east of the Mississippi River in 1908 and has a rich cultural history spanning at least 10,000 years including pre-European contact sites, logging camps, and Ojibwe and Euroamerican homesteads. Over 40% of the Forest is within the Leech Lake Indian Reservation and forest employees coordinate and consult closely with the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.
Water is very abundant on the National Forest and includes the Mississippi River headwaters region along with over 1300 lakes, 923 miles of rivers and streams, and 400,000 acres of wetlands providing world class fishing opportunities to visitors. Mixed northern conifer and hardwoods blanket the rolling uplands of the Chippewa. Recreation opportunities abound with canoeing, camping, boating, swimming, hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and scenic drives throughout the area.