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[cdt-l] Re: [pct-l] Paid Hiking Job Offer!
Yep. No doubt any 'data' collected will be altered to fit their agenda!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Fales" <email@example.com>
To: "Ronald Moak" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2003 1:58 PM
Subject: [cdt-l] Re: [pct-l] Paid Hiking Job Offer!
> So other words this isnt an officel park seivce project it is the
> orgnzatuion the thinks they rins the parks doing it on there own.
> Ronald Moak wrote:
> >I received the following job notice. Could be interesting for anyone
> >interested in a paid hiking summer.
> >My name is Dieter Fenkart-Froeschl and I work with the National Parks
> >Conservation Association. I have been asked to lead a project that
> >assessing the condition of 2,300 miles of trails in Grand Canyon NP,
> >Smokey Mountains NP, Delaware Water Gap NRA and Yosemite NP. We are
> >a total of nine teams with 18 hikers. We will be paying a weekly stipend
> >$345 for a total of eleven weeks. The job will involve hiking roughly
> >miles of trails and then putting together a written condition assessment
> >the trails.
> >I am attaching a flyer with more details. Please feel free to forward
> >on to anyone who you think would be interested and qualified.
> >Thank you in advance,
> >NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION
> >Protecting Parks for Future Generations
> >Expedition 2003
> >Our Mission
> >The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) is America's only
> >private, non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to protecting,
> >preserving and enhancing the U.S. National Park System for present and
> >future generations.
> >The National Park Service (NPS) is in the midst of assessing the physical
> >condition of all of its assets. Some park units are performing their own
> >condition assessment whereas others are hiring outside contractors to
> >perform the task. NPCA has been asked to help assess the condition of
> >miles of trail in Grand Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park ,
> >Smokey Mountain's National Park and Delaware Water Gap National
> >Area. We are calling this project Expedition 2003.
> >The purpose of a service-wide condition assessment is to provide NPS with
> >clear understanding of the state of its resources. With limited funds
> >available to park units, this work will directly help park managers
> >prioritize maintenance projects with varying degrees of complexity and
> >funding constraints. Your contribution will be crucial!
> >Structure and Final Product of Expedition 2003
> >NPCA is looking to hire nine teams consisting of two people per team to
> >roughly 300 miles over the course of seven weeks. Hikers will be known
> >Explorers and as an Explorer, you will be trekking through the front and
> >backcountry trails of one of the four above-mentioned parks.
> >Throughout your travels, you will document and record the condition of
> >trails, shelters, comfort stations, camping sites, signs, posts and all
> >other physical structures and sites that exist along the trail. At the
> >of your Expedition, you will provide NPCA with a document outlining the
> >condition of the trails you hiked. This will include pictures, a precise
> >GPS location and a written assessment of locations/ structures that are
> >stable to poor condition.
> >Experience in backcountry hiking is a must. You should also:
> >* be able to hike 10 miles per day over a ten week period (survival
> >could come in handy),
> >* have a good understanding of trails (training will be provided) and
> >the ability to operate in remote locations without direct supervision,
> >* have a keen eye for inconsistencies in trail infrastructure,
> >* be able to use a digital camera and GPS unit with ease and use data
> >both in the final write-up,
> >* possess satisfactory writing skills, and
> >* be flexible to manage unexpected events and still deliver a final
> >within the allotted timeframe.
> >Remember, this work calls for hiking trips into remote areas of each park
> >with limited contact to the outside world. Hiking trips could potentially
> >last up to ten days. Showers will not be available and you will have to
> >pack your own food, water, sleeping bag, tent etc. You will be spending
> >lot of time with your fellow Explorer so if you know someone who would be
> >ideal hiking partner, please mention this in both your and his or her
> >NPCA will pay each Explorer a stipend of $275 per week for the duration
> >each Expedition (7 weeks) and for post-hike work (maximum of 4 weeks).
> >addition, NPCA will provide an $850 allowance for equipment and a $70 per
> >week allowance for food.
> >Contact Information
> >Send a cover letter and resume to Pat Hunter, at email@example.com or if
> >email is not available to 1300 19th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036
> >Friday, May 2nd, 2003. Preference will be given to early applicants.
> >1300 19th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
> >Telephone (202) 223-NPCA (6722) ( Fax (202) 659-0650
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