How to land a technician job in fisheries and wildlife

Spring: a wonderful time of year when a young biologist’s thoughts turn to field work and all the great experiences that come with it.  But to earn paid access to all those rivers and mountains, you have to go through the time-honored process of dusting off your résumé, writing cover letters and personal statements, and…

The top 10 list of natural resources schools (is completely rubbish)

by Brandon Peoples Late this summer, an interesting link popped up on my Facebook feed: “The 10 best colleges for studying natural resources and conservation”. The list was put together by College Factual, a website dedicated to helping people find college programs that will improve their employment possibilities after graduation. I clicked the link, and was…

Playing the Role of a Fish Biologist for One Day

Guest Author: Sarah Martin When I hopped in the car at 6:30am to begin the trek North from Portland, OR to Longview, WA, I had no idea what to expect from the day. I knew I was going to help fish biologists at Abernathy Fish Technology Center with a stream sampling project but, aside from…