Topic ID #35599 - posted 4/21/2015 10:58 AM

Need survey and testing experience?



The Rawlins Field Office of the BLM is offering an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in archaeological survey and testing. This is a chance for students and recent graduates to volunteer and get 2 full weeks (80 hours) of professionally supervised experience surveying, recording, and shovel testing sites for National Register of Historic Places eligibility in south-central Wyoming. This experience counts the same as paid employment when applying for government jobs.

Our fieldwork is planned for June 14 thru 19 and June 22 thru 26. The project area is adjacent to scenic Teton Reservoir, 15 miles south of Rawlins, Wyoming, a town of 10,000 with motels, RV parks, restaurants, etc. There is also a free campground at the reservior, with a toilet, but no water or hookups. The historic Overland Trail runs east-west a mile to the south, and the Continental Divide Trail runs north-south about a mile-and-a-half west. Great fishing, too, in the North Platte River, not far to the east.

Sites known to be in the project area include a number of open camps with hearths and fire altered rock (FAR) features, and several stone circles. Participants will record these in detail, including creating site sketch maps, photographs, and scaled feature drawings.

Space is limited, so apply soon by sending a resume to:

Post ID#20672 - replied 5/29/2015 5:48 PM


There are still a couple of spots open, so if you want/need survey and testing experience on a federal Section 110 project, email a resume to:


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