Conservation Lands Biologist (Local Candidates Only)

Expected Dates
May 4, 2014 to October 18, 2014
Site
Bayou Land Conservancy
Position ID
PO-00493990
The Conservation Lands Biologist will collect and provide technical and scientific information for the conservation of lands and bayou systems in the Houston Region.  The biologist will perform fieldwork, including ecosystem assessment, field monitoring, and management and research duties associated with wildlife habitat and water quality preservation.  The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and leading teams of volunteers, preparing biological technical reports, mapping, and interacting with landowners as well as regulatory agencies.  
  • Bayou Land Conservancy holds preserved lands throughout the Houston region, ranging from College Station, to Beaumont, to Galveston. The organization has two offices, NW Harris County, and southern Montgomery County.
  • The member will shadow one of BLC’s Conservation Lands Biologists for multiple weeks of exposure to the daily process of preserve monitoring and land review. They will also attend environmental conferences.
  • The individual will work alongside BLC’s experienced staff and volunteers where they will be trained to know and understand the local ecology. Recreational activities include hiking, biking, and kayaking within BLC’s 11,000 acres.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
degree major or professional experience
Earth Sciences
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
GIS
competent without supervision
GPS
competent without supervision
Plant Identification
competent with supervision
Trail Maintenance
competent with supervision
Volunteer Coordination
some experience