RiversEdge West is seeking a creative and outgoing leader to join their high functioning team making positive impacts on rivers in the West. The candidate should be collaborative in nature and possess strong project management and technical and grant writing skills, as well as broad knowledge of riparian and/or ecological restoration. The Restoration Coordinator will work with REW staff and local leads from other organizations and agencies to support restoration efforts in Colorado and Utah.
Specifically, this position’s focus will be working with restoration partnerships comprised of public, private, corporate, and Tribal entities to plan and implement riparian restoration projects, work with partners to determine long-term goals, track ecological conditions, and fundraise for partnership needs. Many of the partnerships REW works with have multiple goals aiming to improve the health of valuable river systems and the communities that depend on them. This position will also support the organization through assistance with technical workshops and a biennial conference, which provides hands-on and state-of-the-science riparian restoration information for restoration professionals.
Applications will be reviewed starting February 15, 2024. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Request for Qualifications - Grand Valley River Corridor Initiative
RiversEdge West seeks a qualified consultant to conduct a riparian and floodplain health assessment, mapping, and report (remotely and field based) for the Grand Valley River Corridor. The goal of this assessment is to identify restoration and conservation priority areas and projects in support of a dynamic and healthy riverine ecosystem comprised of native riparian vegetation that supports native and endangered fish, birds, and other wildlife. This work is in support of a river corridor planning project funded by a Colorado Water Conservation Board, Water Plan grant and the Colorado River District.
This project would begin in April 2024 and run for approximately six to eight months. Deliverables include digital mapping products (GIS and PDFs) and a short technical report.
Qualifications are due on February 16, 2024.
Other job openings at partner organizations include:
Western Colorado Conservation Corps Crew Leader, Assistant Crew Leader, and Crew Member
The AmeriCorps Riparian Restoration Strike Team will serve with Western Colorado Conservation Corps (WCCC) to implement initial and follow-up treatments of invasive plants using chainsaws, hand tools, and herbicide. Revegetating restorations sites with native plants through planting and seeding may also be required. The Strike Team will also map daily progress using tablets.
The Riparian Restoration Strike Team was developed by RiversEdge West (REW) and WCCC to conduct invasive vegetation treatments and perform site maintenance (follow-up treatments, revegetating with native plants) on riparian restoration sites located in the western Colorado along the Colorado, Dolores, Gunnison, and White rivers. These restoration sites are managed in collaboration between REW and partners in the Desert Rivers Collaborative (DRC), Dolores River Restoration Partnership (DRRP), and White River Partnership (WRP) to cooperatively restore and maintain healthy river corridors.
To read more and apply, visit: https://www.wcccpartners.org/
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