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  • Student Internships (summer or summer/fall), Wetlands and Wildlife Management, Winous Point Marsh Conservancy (Port Clinton, OH; due Feb. 10)

  • Regional Biologist, Ducks Unlimited (Michigan) Due 3/4

  • Waterfowl Assistant Field Research Scientist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (Rhinelander, Wisconsin) Due 2/28

  • Assistant Waterbird Ecologist (Havana, Illinois) Due 10/12

  • Lead Environmental Scientist (Prior Lake, MN)

  • Stream and Wetland Mitigation Coordinator, the Nature Conservancy (Dublin, OH)

  • Wetland Internship, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (Lake County, IL) due 2/17

    The wetland intern will spend about 90% of the study time in the field and 10% of the time in the office under the guidance of SMC’s wetland specialists. This position will allow the intern to apply classroom experiences to real world applications by collecting data for later analysis both by the intern and SMC staff. This position also will expose the intern to various aspects of SMC’s wetland regulatory program.

  • Private Lands Wetland Easement Team Specialist

    Work in a joint capacity with Conservation Districts of Iowa (CDI), Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) to assist with development of wetland restoration plans of operations (WRPOs), prepare management plans and compatible use requests, coordinate restoration activities, and implement restoration vision of multi-disciplinary team on existing and future Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Wetland Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE).

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate - Wetland Microbial Processes

  • Duck Banding Technician

  • Waterfowl Banding Technician – Temporary, Seasonal

  • Habitat Senior Project Assistant

    The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) is seeking a Habitat Senior Project Assistant to assist the Project Coordinator in overseeing habitat strike team staff in utilizing common ecological restoration tools to establish and manage a suite of conservation practices. The primary purposes of the position will be to work with landowners to determine the best restoration or management practice application for the particular site and utilize the necessary tools to successfully accomplish the conservation goal while preparing students and practitioners to think at landscape scale levels as it pertains to conservation application. This position is part of a partnership between Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP) and Lewis and Clark Community College/ National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC).

  • land & Shallow Lake Monitoring Seasonal Opportunity 2016

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Watershed Monitoring and Assessment Section is seeking three summer wetland monitoring assistants. The assistant will work with wetland monitoring biologists to identify, measure, collect, and record various types of biological, chemical and physical data from wetlands and shallow lakes located in Iowa. The objectives of this project are to assess the ecological condition of these systems related to statewide and federal initiatives to understand and improve water quality. Work will be performed primarily from late May to late August, with potentially flexible start / finish dates.

  • Conservation Biologist/Wildlife Tech Adv

    Natural Areas Steward:Plan, schedule, and work independently on all aspects of on-going field projects related to property management and stewardship of state managed lands. These projects include, but are not limited to vegetation surveys, natural community restoration, habitat assessments and inventories for rare and listed flora and fauna, trails and infrastructure inventories, fencing, and boundary marking. This position requires an ability to travel throughout assigned work area and work irregular hours, evenings, and occasional week-ends. A willingness to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions is required.

  • Graduate Research Assistantship in Forest Soils and Applied Forest Ecology

    The University of Minnesota, Department of Forest Resources is seeking a M.Sc. graduate student to participate in a research project examining the effects of simulated emerald ash borer (EAB) mortality and mitigation strategies on soil carbon and nutrient cycling in black ash wetlands in the upper Midwest. EAB is a nonnative insect that has caused extensive mortality of ash species since its introduction to North America. The effect of EAB mortality in black ash wetlands is expected to cause dramatic changes in ecosystem functions because ash is a dominant component of the forest structure.

  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District is filling an Interdisciplinary position


    Looking for a great place to work?  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE or "The Corps") is one of the best in America!  In 2015, USACE ranked #128 out of 500 employers on Forbes' "America's Best Employers" list. From this list, the Corps ranked #10 in the government services industry, #6 in the federal government, and #8 in the engineering field. Follow this link for more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


    Skelly and Loy is seeking a full-time Environmental Scientist/Project Manager to join our Hunt Valley, Maryland team. The ideal candidate is highly motivated individual with natural resources and environmental planning expertise in the Mid-Atlantic region (Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia).

  • Wetland Project Scientist, Williams Creek Consulting (Indianapolis, IN)

  • Post-MS Internship Project, U.S. EPA

    Internship available in the U.S. EPA Region 4 office in Atlanta, GA, "GIS Analyses of Wetlands and Streams--Research Participation Program." Full description available here.