Sugarloaf Mountain Mining District BMP Performance Monitoring Project.
Sediment Sampling
USFS Abandoned Mined Lands
Recording Site Characteristics at a non-fen
Hiking to Sample Remote Fen Sites
Didymo Sampling on the Fryingpan
COOP Weather Observations
Installing a Groundwater Well
Processing water samples in the Analytical Lab

Timberline Field Institute Provides Relevant, Paid Internships for NRM Students

Student field technicians have worked on EPA, BLM, USFS and USGS projects

Get a paid job as a field technician working on real projects with real client deliverables. The Natural Resource Management Timberline Field Institute provides students with unique student internship opportunities to directly interact with environmental professionals. Student field technicians obtain relevant field and laboratory experience including field monitoring, sample laboratory analysis, data entry and report writing.

Current and past students of the Timberline Field Institute have proven themselves to be exceptional students at CMC and in four-year institutions. Students that have worked as a field technician have excelled in their respective academic departments, using their ability to apply hands-on fieldwork to classroom knowledge.

The Timberline Field Institute has been involved in over 50 environmental projects with partners such as:

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
  • U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS)
  • U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW)
  • and many other agencies, local governments, private firms and individuals since 1999

These projects have provided extensive opportunities for students with:
  • Surface and groundwater sampling, water quality analysis
  • Soil sampling and soil analysis
  • Fen characterization
  • Snowpack surveys
  • ASTM Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
  • Timber stand assessment and thinning
  • Forestry management plans
  • Streambank restoration

  • Environmental risk assessment
  • Mine reclamation
  • Aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem characterization
  • Flora and fauna inventory
  • Wetlands delineation and inventory
  • Threatened and endangered species inventory
  • Grant writing and administration

Student interns directly interact with professionals in the field, providing additional educational and networking opportunities.

Recent Projects