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Regional Ecologist — Sacramento, CA

Organization: The Nature Conservancy

Job Title: Regional Ecologist

Location: Sacramento, CA

Hours and Compensation: full time, and competitive salary

Application Deadline: January 18, 2013

Posted On: Dec. 12, 2012

Organization Overview

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Since our founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 117 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide — and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. We have more than 1 million members and dedicated staff working in all 50 United States and more than 30 countries around the world — we are everywhere you want to be!


The Regional Ecologist provides technical and scientific support and leadership for projects and initiatives of The Nature Conservancy in the Great Central Valley and Mountain Region of California, with emphasis on the Sierra Nevada ecosystem and associated watersheds. The Regional Ecologist leads and supports conservation planning, prioritization, and monitoring projects, and supports implementation of land protection, threat abatement, and restoration strategies. S/he independently identifies conservation issues, and applies the scientific approach to address those issues. S/he develops and leverages a network of external scientific colleagues, collaborators, and partners to deliver information needed to advance the Conservancy’s conservation objectives. S/he conducts field surveys and assessments, manages data, writes project reports and proposals, and coordinates fieldwork and logistical support for research. S/he develops adaptive management plans and conceptual models, and participates on multidisciplinary teams to develop cutting-edge ecosystem conservation strategies.


Graduate degree in natural resources, ecology, or related science-related field and 2 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

How to Apply

For more information and to apply, please visit and search for job ID# 40622 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is January 18, 2013.

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