Job: Natural Heritage Vegetation Ecologist - Washington DNR - Olympia, WA


Under the supervision and guidance of the Natural Heritage Program Manager and in cooperation with the other Natural Heritage Program Vegetation Ecologist, the ecologist will play an integral role in protecting Washington's biodiversity. Specifically, they will maintain a statewide ecosystem classification, conduct surveys to identify high-quality examples of those ecosystems, develop ecosystem conservation priorities, nominate sites to the statewide system of natural areas, and assist DNR programs and external partners in meeting their conservation objectives.
The work will occur across Washington State into varied landscapes, including rough terrain without trails, and in a variety of weather conditions, from cold and wet to hot and dry. From April through September, the ecologist will typically spend a significant amount of time in the field, including overnight trips ranging from one to four nights. However, this can vary depending on the projects we are working on. During the rest of the year, field work and/or travel are much less frequent while time spent on data management, data analysis, and report / proposal writing increases.

Location: Washington Department of Natural Resources
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Contact Name Joe Rocchio
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Contact Phone: 360-902-1041

Post Date

Feb 5, 2020


Feb 24, 2020