Identify watershed processes of capture, storage and release of water throughout a geographic area.
Identify selected trees, shrubs, forbs and grasses native to the Pacific Northwest.
Identify species and habitat needs of common northwest terrestrial and aquatic species.
Collect samples, complete field surveys, and analyze and report data.
Collect and identify aquatic organisms from invertebrate insects to fish species and relate what is found to the habitat and aquatic ecosystem conditions.
Set up monitoring plans and schedules to collect, measure, analyze and report water quality parameters.
Identify restoration practices used to improve riparian and aquatic habitats and water quality.
Understand Federal and State laws that pertain to water and exhibit a working knowledge of water rights laws.
Operate a hand compass, staff compass, transit, level, global positioning systems (GPS), and electronic instruments in determining slopes, turning angles, running traverses, locating ownership boundaries, and determining locations.
Utilize maps and aerial photographs in the management of natural resources, including the use of geographic information systems (GIS).
Apply basic knowledge in soils to the management of natural resources.
Demonstrate interpersonal skills needed for successful job performance.
Write effective reports and give meaningful presentations.
Explain the relationships between soil, water and plants.