The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.
Audubon Nebraska is a growing conservation leader in Nebraska, establishing innovative programs to conserve and enhance habitat for a wide variety of bird species. From backyard conservation to prairies and wetlands, Audubon Nebraska is on the leading edge of advancing conservation in the state. We are heavily involved with private and public stakeholders to ensure that the future is bright for birds and the community of Nebraska, because we believe that “Where birds thrive, people prosper”.
The Range Ecologist will work closely with local landowners to implement working lands programs, including the Audubon Conservation Ranching (ACR) Program and the Prairie Management Toolbox which works in partnership with conservation organizations and agencies to deliver private landowner programs. These working lands programs aim to improve private landowners’ ability to practice bird-friendly land management. They will be responsible for enrolling landowners into these programs and assisting them with implementation of innovative land management practices.
Utilizing habitat management plans (HMPs), the Range Ecologist will partner with landowners to determine land management goals and ensure program compliance. These HMPs support practices such as adaptive grazing, prescribed fire, prairie restoration, invasive species removal, and establishing rotational grazing infrastructure. HMPs rely on the designation of grassland bird species for each ranch or project site. The Range Ecologist will also conduct vegetation and bird surveys to ensure landowners are compliant with program goals and that actions are enhancing grasslands to benefit grassland birds. The Range Ecologist will also be responsible for monitoring projects over time.
This position is represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA).
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