ORTWS is proud to announce the first three episodes of the Northwest Nature Matters podcast! This podcast is produced by the Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society in partnership with the Oregon Wildlife Foundation. The people of the Pacific Northwest value beautiful natural scenery, clean air and water, and abundant fish and wildlife resources. Conservation is important to us, yet sourcing accurate scientific information can be difficult in this age of polarized…

Morrow Soil & Water Conservation District is hiring a Wildlife Habitat Technician located in Heppner, Oregon. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The focus of this position is to restore, maintain, and improve primarily upland bird and mule deer habitats in and around Morrow County using available funding from partners and Farm Bill programs. Duties include, but are not limited to: Works with partners to identify, develop, and implement projects on private lands…

The Northwest Ecological Research Institute’s (NERI’s) 2019 Brenda McGowan Grant Application For Neglected Corners and Niches of Ecology: NERI (http://www.nweri.org/) is offering a $1,000 grant to an individual in honor and memory of Brenda McGowan, a NERI supporter and co-founder of the Herbert Prescott Bluebird Recovery Project in 1987 (www.prescottbluebird.com). Purpose: To enable an individual or team to conduct research in support of NERI’s mission statement: The purpose of NERI is to…

ORTWS is offering free lodging for up to 32 students who volunteer for the 2019 Annual Meeting. Undergraduate and graduate students in biological and natural resources programs (wildlife, forestry, conservation biology, zoology, environmental communication, etc.) that have an interest in attending the ORTWS Meeting are encouraged to apply for a lodging incentive. The lodging is for 3 nights (Feb 26-28, 2019) at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes Hotel in Bend.  Each room will…

ORTWS is providing free lodging for up to 10 early-career professionals for use during the 2019 ORTWS Meeting held in Bend, Oregon. The lodging is for 3 nights (26th, 27th, 28th February 2019) at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes Hotel in Bend.  Each room will be occupied by up to 2 people; please indicate on the application form your preference for room sharing. Discounted registration, up to the cost of the…

The following workshops and field trips are scheduled for Friday, March 1: Workshops Practical Data Science for BiologistsThis half-day workshop will provide an overview of best practices for data management and analysis in biological research. Designing successful research begins with a clearly defined scope of inquiry, including goals for analysis and identifying the tools required to achieve them. The data management component of the workshop will focus on relational database…

We are looking for more workshops and/or field trips for the final day (3/1) of the 2019 Annual Meeting in Bend! Those that are closely related to the theme of the meeting – Ecology and Policy in a Changing Environment – are ideal, but all proposed events that are in line with ORTWS mission and goals are welcome! These can be half or full day events depending on the scope and…

Are you a strategic thinker? Can you create and build consensus with diverse groups of stakeholders? Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is hiring a Natural Resource Specialist 2 (Natural Resource Conservation Liaison) in Heppner, OR. Responsibilities: You will provide biological/wildlife technical assistance for Farm Bill conservation programs to agriculture/forest producers and landowners.  You will receive daily instruction and leadership provided by a Natural Resource Conservation Service Designated Conservationist. Qualifications: Two years’ biological/ecological/hydrological experience…

Assistantships are available for Native American students interested in wildlife and forest resource research and management. Students will learn and work with an interdisciplinary team of researchers with the USFS during 2019. One of the potential research opportunities available includes a bioacoustic survey project for owls in the Oregon Coast Range. For more information, visit: http://wildlife.org/apply-now-usfs-native-american-research-assistantship/

The Region 6 Ecology Program Southwest Oregon Umpqua National Forest Supervisor’s Office is hiring an Ecologist (GS-0408-11). This is a Permanent Full-Time position located in Roseburg, Oregon. Applications are due by October 4. For more information, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512321300 The Oregon State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife is seeking a Academic Advisor based in Corvallis, Oregon. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Applications due by October 9.…