Habitat Restoration Specialist

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Habitat Restoration Specialist

The Habitat Restoration Specialist will participate in restoration projects, assist and/or lead recovery actions for priority species, and work with new and existing partners to implement conservation actions that support recovery programs. Tasks and focal areas will include participation in large-scale coastal restoration within the Lake Michigan basin focused on federally listed species (e.g., Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly, Dwarf Lake Iris, and Pitcher’s Dune Thistle, piping plover), participation in local and regional habitat conservation teams, planning and completing habitat restoration projects for listed species to support recovery programs, conducting education and outreach programs, assisting and/or leading piping plover monitoring, nest protection, habitat enhancement, and predator monitoring and control, developing new and non-traditional partnerships, collaborating with partners to identify habitat enhancement sites, developing suitable native seed mixes for pollinator habitat, establishing, maintaining, and monitoring suitable habitat sites, collaborating with USDA-NRCS, local county conservation departments, and agricultural producers to implement wildlife habitat friendly practices (e.g., pollinator friendly buffer strips and cover crop plantings). Please contact Acting Field Supervisor, Shauna Marquardt (shauna_marquardt@fws.gov) if you have any questions about this position or location.

 

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