Message #161: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Subject: Outreach for Archaeologist Date: Tue, 21 May 96 12:58:00 MST Encoding: 102 TEXT From: Michael 'Smoke' Pfeiffer In case you know anyone interested in applying. If you like the wide open spaces, and if you were looking for a job in the middle of nowhere ... this is it! This position which is purportedly to be advertised in Early June may go in service as well as advertised as a Demo. These three districts have the greatest historic and prehistoric resources in all of Nevada. OUTREACH BULLETIN - ARCHAEOLOGIST, GS-11 - CENTRAL NEVADA ECOSYSTEM, HUMBOLDT-TOIYABE NATIONAL FORESTS, ELY, NEVADA The Central Nevada Ecosystem of Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests will soon be advertising to fill an archaeologist position to serve on our planning and monitoring team. This position is a vital component of our team, providing broad-scale knowledge of cultural resources and management, and integrating this knowledge with understanding of ecosystem health and sustainability needs. As part of the planning and monitoring team, the incumbent synthesizes disciplinary knowledge into holistic ecosystem management perspectives and plans. This position plays an important role in planning (NFMA and NEPA), monitoring (particularly ecosystem-wide effectiveness and validation monitoring), and adaptation of plans (through area analysis and Forest plan revisions). The person is responsible for coordinating efforts that contribute to the restoration and maintenance of ecosystem health, and assuring that public benefits and uses are provided within the capabilities of healthy ecosystems. There is direct responsibility for monitoring conditions and trends to develop a better understanding of ecosystem functioning and response over time. Information about the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests The Humboldt and Toiyabe National Forests were recently combined administratively. Four Ecosystems and a Supply Center comprise the major organizational units. Each Ecosystem includes one to several ranger districts/work centers. Central Nevada Ecosystem consists of Austin, Ely and Tonopah ranger districts/work centers. It is both a challenging and rewarding time to be a member of our team. If you are a forward thinker and a person who wants to be a part of the Forest Service of the Twenty-First Century, the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests may be the right place for you! Location and Quality of Life Central Nevada Ecosystem includes portions of Eureka, Lander, Nye, and White Pine Counties, Nevada. This position will be located at the Ecosystem Coordination Center in Ely (White Pine County), Nevada. Ely is a full service community of over 6,000 people located in Eastern Nevada. If you like country, you'll like Ely: it's 185 miles from Elko, Nevada; 240 miles from Salt Lake City, Utah and Las Vegas, Nevada; and 320 miles from Reno, Nevada. The Ely area has several grade schools, a middle school and a new high school. It is also served by a branch of Great Basin Community College. Ely has a full service hospital, two medical clinics with several doctors, and an extended care facility, as well as dentists, eye doctors, a new dermatologist, and veterinarian services. Ely has nearly all the recognized service clubs and churches, as well as organizations that promote various local interests such as photography, railroading, shooting, bowhunting, horseback riding, and ultralight flying. Ely also has a nice golf course. Mining is the historical foundation of Ely and the surrounding communities. Tourism and entrepreneurial businesses are growing. There are many restaurants and casinos in town, plus a hardware store, major food store, and many other convenience stores. Housing Housing is somewhat limited. There are some older homes, several new homes, and a fairly new subdivision. There are also a number of apartment complexes. Prices for homes range from S60,000 on up, with the average price being approximately S75,000-S100,000. The average rent is S450 per month. Government housing is not available. Geography and Climate Ely is a part of the Great Basin high desert. Elevation ranges from approximately 6,400 feet at Ely up to 13,000 feet in the surrounding mountains. The area is dry with an average rainfall of 9 inches in the valleys to 15 inches or more in the surrounding mountains. Summer temperatures in Ely rarely reach the 100 mark. Usually mid to low 90's are the average summer temperatures. Summer weather also brings great thunderstorms. In the winter people can count on minus 20 degree lows on many occasions, usually overnight, while daytime winter temperatures range around the low double digits. Snowfall varies, but most storms generate no more than 6-8" of snow in the valleys, while mountains will get substantially more. Recreational and Cultural Appreciation Opportunities Central Nevada Ecosystem, including nearly 4 million acres of national forest, has several designated wilderness areas, several developed and dispersed camping areas, and miles of riding, hiking and biking trails. Great Basin National Park, Ruby Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, and several State Parks and Historic Sites are nearby. We have excellent wildlife viewing opportunities, and hunting for mule deer, elk, mountain lion, blue grouse, sage grouse, chukkar and cottontail rabbit. Cross-country skiing, horse-packing, hiking, fishing, and camping are popular outdoor activities. Historic tourism and appreciation are popular as well: exploring ghost towns, annual historic and cultural celebrations, and archaeological studies are common community and visitor activities. In addition, Native American communities and cultures play an important role in painting the Nevada landscape. For More Information... If you would like to know more about Central Nevada Ecosystem, the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests and the position, please contact Monica Schwalbach at 702/289-3031 (R04F09A). We look forward to hearing from you!