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|Posted On:||Sunday, 29th October 2017|
118 Broadway N. Ste. 716 Fargo, ND 58102
The conservation ranching program range ecologist will work closely with local ranchers to facilitate the development of “bird- friendly” grazing regimes which comply with the program protocols to benefit both birds and the ranching operation. The range ecologist will be responsible for developing the habitat management plan, an integral conservation tool which will be referenced by both the ecologist and the rancher to determine management goals and confirm protocol compliance annually. Habitat management plans rely on the designation of target grassland bird species for each ranch, therefore, the range ecologist needs to be familiar with grassland and waterfowl bird ranges and their habitat associations. Through monitoring grassland use and identifying goals, the range ecologist ensures that ranchers are compliant with the conservation ranching program and are enhancing their grasslands for the benefit of grassland birds. Additionally, the range ecologist will be responsible for identifying, developing, and implementing research needs at Audubon Dakota Wildlife Ranches and partner land. This may include vegetative, avian, and mammal surveys related to climate change, energy development, land development, etc. The range ecologist will work under the direction of Audubon Dakota’s Conservation Programs Manager in the Dakotas to meet program goals and benchmarks.
Serve as an on-the-ground grassland bird conservation specialist for Audubon’s Conservation Ranching program to enhance grassland wetland habitat for a target region’s priority bird species. This will include:
Qualifications and Experience
Please apply via the link below