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Watershed Restoration Manager, Forest Stewards Guild

Forest Stewards Guild

Forest Stewards Guild

Santa Fe, NM, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Employer: Forest Stewards Guild

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico. Other locations in northern NM and southern CO (i.e., Chama, Taos, Alamosa, Pagosa) will also be considered.

Application deadline: This position is open until filled. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis starting July 22nd.

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Lead and maintain the Guild’s All-Lands Watershed Restoration Program with the goal of increasing the pace and scale of watershed restoration in the region. The Manager will be responsible for conducting, contracting and managing watershed restoration action plans (WRAP), wetland plans, and other riparian and watershed initiatives on four national forests in Colorado and New Mexico, managing agreements and contracts with the Forest Service, landowners, and Guild partners, applying for large landscape-scale grants to grow the watershed restoration program, engage in growing and maintaining partnerships, and participating in the 2-3-2 Cohesive Strategy Partnership.

  • Attend rural water user association meetings to work with community leaders as part of a holistic community-centered approach.
  • Work from the existing Needs Assessment to determine where workforce development and/or training opportunities are needed to meet anticipated watershed restoration needs, as well as refresh it annually.
  • Pursue grant opportunities to establish a robust, multi-year, all-lands watershed restoration program. Examples could include the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and Bureau of Reclamation WaterSmart grant opportunities.
  • Conduct Watershed Restoration Action Planning (WRAPs) on NFS lands and similar approaches for non-NFS lands to collaboratively identify essential and complementary projects where landowners are amenable with an emphasis on identified focal watersheds
  • And more…