MT Coordinating Wildlife Biologist - Pheasants & Quail Forever
Overview: This position will work for a partnership that includes Miles City Field Office (MCFO) – BLM, Region 7 Fish Wildlife and Parks (FWP), and Pheasants Forever. This position will be located in the BLM Miles City Field Office and will be direct employees of Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever. This position is a full-time position with funding secured for 3 years. This position will provide avian and ecological surveys on migratory birds and upland game birds including sage- grouse and sagebrush habitats and some data assimilation, data quality reviews, and potentially some GIS analysis for the partnership. The position will identify opportunities to improve access to and through private land into land locked BLM and other public land holdings. In both roles the person in this position will work closely with BLM staff, FWP, MCFO and local landowners to complete wildlife survey work such as lek surveys, vegetation surveys, AIM surveys, and other wildlife related inventory needs for BLM and work with BLM staff and other partners to increase public access to private and public lands. This position will assist BLM biologists by providing quality survey reports and analysis if survey results, work to deliver BLM, and other programs that increase public access, write grants, and seek new partners and funding for conservation and/or access projects, and work with the partnership to promote wildlife conservation goals and objectives. All work will be consistent with and directed to achieve conservation goals of all cooperating partners involved with this position.