Audubon looking for experienced wildlife observers

June 29, 2010

Observers will accompany beach clean up crews on Panhandle beaches

Audubon is pre-screening wildlife observers for oil spill clean up activities. This is important work. Cleanup activities pose significant threats to wildlife and habitats.

Official beach clean up crews responding to the oil spill will now be required to have a wildlife observer accompanying them during night work in the Panhandle, out of concern for impacts to beach wildlife like marine turtles, shorebirds and beach mice.

Observers will be given hazardous material training as well as training in a monitoring protocol, but will be required to have some background in biology and conservation, either through practical field experience in an academic or professional capacity, or through coastal field volunteer experiences such as Bird Stewards or Marine Turtle Patrol
participants. Interested qualified individuals are being recruited for activities on sandy beaches from Escambia to Taylor counties. This will be ongoing, paid work.

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1 Comment
    1. This is only available for Florida residents through this site. Granted I agree that state residents should have priority, others should be applicable as well. I am qualified for the position and have even visited the coastal area to observe the tasks of wildlife observers, though I am unable to apply through this site.

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