The South Puget Sound Program – WSC Prairie Science Technician –will provide essential support
to prairie-monitoring projects aimed at quantifying success of on-going restoration projects for
western Washington prairies and oak woodlands. The member will spend 60%of his or her time
assisting staff with experimental research,project and species monitoring, and data management.
This member will assist with scientific studies evaluating effects of prescribed fire, herbicide,
grazing, seeding, and mycorrhizalinoculation of native plants. Tasks include reviewing literature,
setting up experiments, collecting field data and managing the data.The remaining 40%of the time
will be spent on restoration practices, including propagating and planting native species, collecting
native seed and controlling exotic vegetation.