Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership seeking Field Restoration Ecologist

Job Close Date: 
September 9, 2014 - 5:00pm

The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership is looking for a Field Restoration Ecologist. Information below.

The lower Columbia River and estuary stretches 146 miles from Bonneville Dam to the Pacific. It’s the river of the west and the lifeblood of our region. The Estuary Partnership is a nonprofit National Estuary Program dedicated to protecting and restoring Columbia River habitat and water quality for current and future generations of fish, wildlife and people. We are a devoted group of people who live, work and play on the Columbia – and we are looking for help.

They are seeking a Field Restoration Ecologist who enjoys working in small, rural communities, is adept at building relationships with public and private landowners, is passionate about and experienced in habitat restoration, and can use these skills to identify and implement on-the-ground restoration projects that benefit Pacific salmon and steelhead and other species.

This work is truly field-based, and focused on two critical watersheds—Scappoose Bay and Clatskanie River. This person will split their time between the Estuary Partnership’s downtown Portland office and the Columbia County Soil and Water Conservation District office in St. Helens. They will join the Estuary Partnership’s dedicated team of nine restoration and research scientists, but will also have opportunities to work with dozens of public and private stakeholders to develop and implement restoration projects.

Applications are due September 9, 2014. Find a full position description, on-line application instructions, and more about the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership on their website: www.estuarypartnership.org.