Prescribed Burn Technician - Cedar Creek
Wednesday, December 08, 2021 09:36 AM

2022 Spring Jobs: Prescribed Burn Technician
Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, a field station of the University of Minnesota, is looking for four
to six technicians to assist in our spring prescribed burn program.  The positions could start anywhere
from March 14 th  to April 4 th  and end around mid-May (start and end dates are weather dependent). This
is a 40 hour per week position but the hours are variable, especially on days we burn. There is the
possibility of overtime on intense burn weeks.   Housing is available to rent on-site. Pay is $15 per hour.
If you have graduated or are not currently enrolled in classes we encourage you to apply.
The Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve itself is an eight square mile tract of land 35 miles north of
the Twin Cities. Because of its fortunate location in mid-continent at the triple meeting point of three
great biomes of North America, it carries much of the continent's biological heritage. Cedar Creek is
endowed with a diverse mosaic of prairie, savanna, sedge meadows, bogs, open water, forests, and
even abandoned agricultural fields. Its large size, great natural diversity, and uniform soil substrate
make it ideal for ecosystem studies. 
Of Cedar Creek’s 5175 acres, we manage about 900 acres through prescribed burning.  Our burns consist
of oak savanna, prairies, restoration units, and experimental plots that are on some type of burning
frequency.   Our prescribed burns can range from ¼ of an acre to 100 acres in size.   We burn
approximately 500 acres annually. 
Main Duties: 
 Prepping burn units.
 Assisting in burning the units.
 Monitoring and mopping up the units after burning. 
Other Duties:
 Research field help.  Assist with various field research tasks, i.e. weeding, mowing, etc.
 Fire road maintenance. Clearing brush and trees to make fire roads safer for burning and driving.
 Must be willing to work evenings and weekends.
 Must be willing to work long hours and have a flexible schedule.

To apply for the intern positions please visit our website, The deadline
for application submission is February 7 th . For any questions regarding the internships or
application please email [email protected] or call 612-301-2616.