Manassas National Battlefield
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December 15, 2017
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Manassas National Battlefield Park preserves approximately 5,000 acres of rolling hills, forests and grasslands where the 1st and 2nd Battles of Manassas occurred. The Park is home to many different natural communities that support biologically diverse populations of flora and fauna. As the surrounding lands become urbanized by a rapidly growing population, the battle eld has become a regionally significant natural oasis. As adjacent lands are developed into impervious surfaces, the impacts of storm water runoff in the park need to be monitored to make informed management decisions. The park would like to utilize an LHIP internship to support the park’s stream bank erosion monitoring program, and to assist additional natural resource projects. The intern would perform stream surveys using a variety of survey methods including: channel cross sections, stability indexes and pebble counts. Duties would include, but are not limited to: performing stream bank erosion surveys; collecting data from the eld using handheld GPS units, clinometers, densitometers, sieves and a laser level; completing the associated data management and assisting with any additional natural resource management projects.

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