Riparian Ecologist, MT FWP

Job Type(s): Communications, Other
Salary: $25.75
Deadline: June 1, 2018 12:00 am
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The incumbent’s primary responsibility will be managing the Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) programs for Arctic grayling in Region 3. This duty involves coordinating with agency partners, private landowners and interest groups, developing site-specific management plans with private landowners, ensuring landowner compliance with site specific plans, and completing reporting and administrative obligations with the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) as outlined in the CCAA for Big Hole Arctic grayling and under the CCAA being developed for the Centennial Valley. Specific emphasis will be placed on completing riparian assessments and developing riparian management plans or modifying site plans by synthesizing collected riparian, discharge, and entrainment data with knowledge of grazing systems, stream process, ecology, and restoration principles. The incumbent is also responsible for coordinating grayling conservation/restoration projects in the Missouri River headwaters, with emphasis on the Big Hole and Red Rock drainages. This includes coordinating with various agencies, private landowners, and the public, pursuing funding, directing MEPA, assisting with NEPA, developing, implementing and monitoring compliance for conservation plans through the Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances program (CCAA), completing associated stream permitting and wetland delineations, and conducting habitat surveys directed toward conservation and restoration of grayling populations. The position conceptualizes problems, collects habitat information, prepares reports interpreting results to the public and professional organizations; identifies and implements conservation and restoration strategies to enhance, expand, and protect grayling populations and grayling habitat; and makes management recommendations to the Region 3 fisheries program manager and area management biologists. The incumbent develops, implements and evaluates agreed upon actions with little or no direct supervision, in a collaborative fashion with area FWP management biologists, and is largely responsible for scheduling and coordinating work activities.