Local recruitment: Fish Biologist/Aquatic Ecologist

South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL)

Nevada City, CA, USA

The Fish Biologist/Aquatic Ecologist works within the Yuba River watershed to plan and implement SYRCL’s river restoration projects, conduct scientific monitoring, work collaboratively with federal, state, and local agencies and contractors. In addition, the Fish Biologist/Aquatic Ecologist works as a key team member on SYRCL’s Interdisciplinary Watershed Science Team.

SYRCL’s Strategic Action Plan identifies ecosystem restoration and land conservation projects as key aspects of SYRCL’s mission. SYRCL has a sustained program of planning and implementing projects focused on meadows, floodplain, and salmon habitat restoration.

This position will focus on floodplain and spawning habitat restoration and conservation projects, specifically to plan, implement, and monitor the Hallwood Floodplain and Side Channel Restoration Project, Lower and Upper Long Bar Restoration Projects, Upper Rose Bar Restoration Project, and Hammon Bar Restoration Project, among others. This position is focused on the lower watershed and requires an understanding of larger river systems with a focus on fish biology, ecology, botany, geomorphology, hydrology, or a related field. This person will work with large collaborative teams to and plan and implement projects in the lower Yuba River https://yubariver.org/our-work/restoration/lower-yuba-restoration/.

SYRCL seeks an experienced Fish Biologist/Aquatic Ecologist with a background in fish biology, ecology, botany, geomorphology, hydrology, or a related field. We are looking for someone with a passion for the environment, who enjoys a combination of field and office work, takes initiative, and likes working as part of a team.



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