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The Saline Lakes Ecologist will be a member of the National Audubon Society’s Saline Lakes team, a key part of the Western Water Initiative. The Initiative’s goal is to advance balanced solutions to water use in the West to ensure birds, ecosystems, people and economies thrive.
The Saline Lakes program focuses on conservation of the network of lakes and associated wetlands in the Intermountain West that provides critically important breeding and stopover habitat for millions of migratory birds and supports local and regional economies. Reporting to the Director of the Saline Lakes Program, this position will help drive conservation outcomes for saline lake ecosystems and the birds that depend on them by analyzing, synthesizing, generating or facilitating development of scientific and hydrologic information necessary to inform priorities, management plans, and policy positions. In addition, s/he will be responsible for building and working with a network of scientific and other colleagues in agencies, academic institutions, conservation organizations and other partners to advance scientific understanding of saline lakes and their associated wetland habitats.
**There is a preference for this position to be based in / around Salt Lake City, Utah office.
This position is represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA).
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