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    Guest Kirstie Lawson
    • Employer: Grouse Mountain Environmental Consultants
      Location: Buffalo, Wyoming - Work primarily in NE Wyoming, but may extend out of state
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 03/01/2023
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Grouse Mountain is seeking field biologists to support their Buffalo, WY, field office during spring/summer 2023. Field work will include conducting greater sage-grouse lek counts (ground and aerial), raptor nest searches, raptor nesting occupancy/productivity surveys, swift fox nocturnal surveys, and amphibian surveys. Avian surveys will make up the bulk of field work; however, surveys will also be conducted for other sensitive plants/animal species and wetland habitats. Travel is a large part of the position. The individual will be stationed out of Buffalo, WY, but may conduct surveys across Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and Nebraska. Previous experience conducting avian surveys within the western region is preferred.
    Positions would start in April and last through summer 2023.

    Location: Buffalo, WY

    Salary: DOE

    • BS in wildlife biology related field
    • Previous experience conducting avian surveys
    • Extensive experience identifying avian species in the western region
    • Individual must be in good physical condition capable of hiking long distances through variable terrain
    • Experience operating off-road vehicles, hauling trailers, and navigating through remote areas
    • Comfortable working independently and conducting avian surveys in extreme temperatures

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience conducting avian point counts
    • Experience conducting raptor nesting/breeding surveys
    • Experience conducting surveys for other species of concern, sensitive species, and T&E species within the western region
    • Experience operating ArcGIS as well as Microsoft Access and Excel software

    If interested, please send resume to Kirstie Lawson at klawson@gmecwy.com and Jenna Foss at jfoss@gmecwy.com.
    Please feel free to contact us with additional questions regarding this position 307-684-2112.

    About Grouse Mountain Environmental Consultants….

    Grouse Mountain Environmental Consultants is an independently owned and multi-disciplinary natural resource consulting firm whose comprehensive blend of disciplines and years of experience allow us to provide solutions to unique and contemporary issues.

    Grouse Mountain began operations in 2006 located in Buffalo, Wyoming at the base of the Bighorn Mountains. We started out by providing federal oil and gas permitting and environmental consulting services to the Powder River Basin region of Wyoming and Montana.

    Since that time, we have grown to a diverse group of permitting specialists, wildlife biologists, NEPA specialists, ecologists, range management specialists, cultural specialists, and GIS analysts that manage a wide variety of projects through the Rocky Mountain West and Great Plains Regions. Our services include federal and state oil and gas as well as renewable energy permitting; wildlife and T&E species surveys and support; third-party NEPA preparation; rangeland health assessments and monitoring; Storm-Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) creation and inspections; reclamation planning and implementation, wetland delineations; and Proper Functioning Condition (PFC) assessments of streams.

    Our team has extensive experience working with private landowners, federal and state entities, and private industry on a variety of natural resource related projects. Several of our employees’ have backgrounds in farming and ranching as well as previous employment with a variety of government agencies including USDA-NRCS, USDA-USFS, WY-DEQ and USDI-BLM which allows Grouse Mountain to approach projects with a perspective that facilitates cooperation between the involved parties and aids in the development of plans that are mutually acceptable to all involved.

    Grouse Mountain team members have extensive experience working with various agencies across a broad
    range of environmental applications for the past 10 years. We pride ourselves in the relationships we
    develop with our clients, our staff’s integrity, and the quality of our work.

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