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Wisconsin Wildlife Habitat Specialist

Lake States
Posted 2 weeks ago

Employer: American Bird Conservancy (ABC)

Location: Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Application deadline: July ­­­­31, 2024

Full position description and application instructions 


The Wildlife Habitat Specialist (Habitat Specialist) will primarily work in Wisconsin with private landowners, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and other local partners to design and implement habitat management prescriptions on non-industrial private lands, following best management practices (BMPs) for focal bird species.

The Habitat Specialist will also assist ABC in developing and coordinating additional bird conservation initiatives to expand ABC’s presence in the region. Duties will include, but are not limited to building partnerships (e.g., with NGO, public agency, and tribal entities), conducting outreach, providing technical forestry assistance for private landowners, assisting with ABC partnership projects on public lands, promoting ABC and its various programs, and assisting with grant preparation and reporting.

1. Works with a team of Habitat Specialists/Foresters to implement the ABC-NRCS RCPP Golden-winged Warbler project and other private and public lands initiatives. The team includes the Great Lakes Private Lands Director (project lead), and Private Lands Foresters/Wildlife Habitat Specialists in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

2. Identifies and communicates with landowners and natural resource managers within designated focal regions to implement bird conservation activities.

3. Conducts field visits on private lands to evaluate properties for possible bird habitat treatments using focal species BMPs (e.g., Golden-winged Warbler, Kirtland’s Warbler, and Sharp-tailed Grouse).

4. Identifies and delineates project areas for non-commercial treatments such as tag alder or young aspen shearing. Identifies and communicates with contractors capable of completing these treatments, and continues to develop a growing referral list to provide to landowners.

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