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Monday, April 22, 2019

Climate change movie tonight

To celebrate Earth Day, the UAS Sustainability Club is showing a free documentary about climate change solutions tonight at 7 pm in the Egan Lecture Hall. The documentary titled "The Climate for Change is Now. Paris to Pittsburgh" is produced by National Geographic and offers a hopefully take on the actions being taken to combat climate change. Please come if you can.

Eran Hood 02:40:01 PM
Monday, April 15, 2019

Drone class

Hi All,

We have one space left in ENVS 493 - Using Drones for Environmental Monitoring, which is being taught by Christian Kienholz. The focus of the class is learning how to do aerial mapping with drones. It is a one week field class that runs from May 6-10 (the week after graduation) and it counts for 2 upper division credits in "Spatial Analysis" or "Earth Systems" for ENVS or GEOG majors. There is also an introductory meeting on April 24th. The only pre-requisite is ENVS/GEOG 338 - Introduction to GIS. It should be a really fun class. Feel free to talk with Christian or me if you have any questions.


Eran Hood 10:01:10 PM
Friday, April 05, 2019

Water Quality and Hydrology Internship in Juneau

Rebecca Bellmore from the Southeast Alaska Watershed Council is hiring a part time intern to work on a monitoring project on Jordan Creek over the next 1-2 years. I will be helping out with the discharge portion of the project. It is a paid internship and could be used for upper division credits in the ENVS or GEOG programs.  See description below.



Stream gaging and water quality monitoring internship with the Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition (SAWC)

Location: Juneau, AK

When: April 2019-Feb 2020; up to 1 year extension possible

Position Description: We are seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented intern to develop a stream stage–discharge relationship and assist with water and sediment quality monitoring in Jordan Creek, Juneau, AK. The intern will work with Eran Hood (UAS), the SAWC Science Director and SAWC Restoration Biologist to measure discharge at the site of an existing stream gage across a range of flows throughout the year. The intern will use the data to develop a rating curve for Jordan Creek. The intern will also assist SAWC staff with water and sediment quality monitoring, which will occur once during the spring and summer, and up to three times during fall storm runoff. Water and sediment monitoring events will require full work days (one day in April, one day in July, and three in ~Oct-Nov, with dates being somewhat flexible). Additional discharge monitoring will only require a few hours per event (12 total events), with the need for sampling depending on stream flow conditions. Desktop work on the rating curve may occur at the intern’s discretion, with approval of supervisors. This is a paid internship, with approximately 200 hours available through 2021 that can be applied to environmental science internship credits.

Desired qualifications: 2 or more years of undergraduate environmental science curricula (environmental chemistry, ecology, and/or hydrology courses a plus), proficient with Microsoft Excel, able to wade in a stream, independent, detail-oriented.

Contact: If interested, please contact Rebecca Bellmore, SAWC Science Director,, or 907-205-4028, ext 3.

Eran Hood 12:51:09 PM
Thursday, April 04, 2019

May/June work with ADFG on Stikine River

Hi All,

ADFG is looking for 4-8 weeks of help with a coded wire tag project for juvenile salmon on the Stikine River early this summer. The job description is below. If you are interested, contact Stephen Todd ( by email or phone (see below).



I wanted to reach out and see if you happened to know of anyone who might be looking for (or interested in) work for 4-8 weeks on the Stikine for ADF&G.  I thought that I was covered for staff but have recently had a couple of folks decommit. 

I have a couple of entry level technician positions open now that I can appoint, so I am starting out “re”-recruiting again by word of mouth, and checking in with folks like yourself that might know of someone up for an adventure on a great river. 

A few job details:

  •          This is a Fish & Wildlife Technician II entry level position with ADF&G.  The employee would work on the Stikine River coded-wire-tag project, assisting in beach seining and trapping juvenile salmonids to be tagged for research mandated in the Pacific Salmon Treaty.
  •          Pay is $16.36 an hour.  Overtime is time and a half, and starts when the employee hits 37.5 hours of work in the week.  Days are typically 8 hours.  Work is 7 days a week.  Term is negotiable at 4-8 weeks, but generally needs to cover May 1- June 10. Room and board are covered.  Travel from Wrangell to field camp on the Stikine is covered.  Travel to Wrangell is not covered.
  •          The living quarters are based out of the Dept of Fisheries and Oceans Canada camp, a couple of miles above the border in BC.  Work is conducted in both Alaska and Canada for this project.  A passport is required to hold this position.  The applicant must be an Alaska resident.
  •          A natural science background is great but not necessary for this position.  What we are really looking for are folks that 1) thrive working out of remote field camps and wilderness settings for extended periods 2) are interested in doing a good job collecting data and safely handling wild salmonids, and 3) get along well with a big, diverse field staff.  

There are lots of other details regarding the job and field camp that I can share with you or any interested folks.  Anyone interested can email me, or call me at either of the numbers listed below, and I would be happy to talk with them about this work on the Stikine River.





Stephen Todd, fisheries bio I

Alaska Dept of Fish & Game

Stikine Chinook Research

PO Bx 200, Wrangell, AK 99929

office    (907) 874-3822

cell         (907) 470-4747

Eran Hood 06:40:38 AM
Monday, April 01, 2019

Fall Classes - Remote Sensing and Hydrology

Hi All,

Several of you have noticed that there is a time overlap between Remote Sensing and Hydrology. To fix this, we are moving Remote Sensing to the 10-11:30 am time slot on Tue, Thur. This change should appear in the online schedule by tomorrow.

Let any of the faculty know if you have questions about Fall courses.



Eran Hood 01:09:35 PM

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