Biological Science Technician (Bi-National Vital Signs Tech.)
This project would require the LHIP intern to be fluent in the Spanish language. The intern would be directly supervised by the Chief of Science and Resource Management at Big Bend National Park (BIBE), TX, (fluent in Spanish). The project would have the intern working on the Bi-National Vital Signs Sister Park effort that has been on-going since our first bi-national workshop in August, 2015. The overall Bi-National Vital Signs effort is to establish a monitoring framework with our Mexico counterparts in CONANP (National Commission of Protected Natural Areas) on shared natural resources. There are four Mexico sister parks Big Bend National Park works with (Maderas del Carmen, Ocampo, Santa Elena Canyon, and the Natural Monument Rio Bravo del Norte). Our primary shared resource is 250 miles of the Rio Grande river along the U.S./Mexico border. Migratory species and large mammals, such as black bear pass between the protected areas routinely.