Local recruitment: Upper Bear River Project Manager

Trout Unlimited

Evanston, WY, USA 🇺🇸

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TU seeks to hire a highly motivated, self-directed and capable person to identify, plan, and implement fish passage, stream restoration, and in-stream flow projects in the Upper Bear River watershed in Utah and Wyoming. The project manager will be responsible for working cooperatively with a variety of partners to complete ongoing restoration projects and develop new projects. This work will focus on reconnection, restoration, and protection activities that improve habitat for Bonneville/Bear River Cutthroat Trout and other native species. 

The position requires an individual who works well with diverse stakeholders, is action oriented, and can problem solve to accomplish restoration work. Competitive candidates for this position will have demonstrated experience with project management and technical abilities related to river restoration, fisheries, hydrology, ecology, working agriculture, and partnership-building. The Project Manager will be expected to coordinate projects from conception to completion and be a leader for habitat restoration and conservation in this area. The successful applicant will manage large federal grants and project budgets. They must have the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders and audiences. 

The Upper Bear River Project Manager will report to the Bear River Project Manager.  This position requires frequent day travel, occasional overnight travel, and will be based in or near Evanston, Wyoming.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement a suite of restoration projects working with land and water rights holders
  • Coordinate conservation efforts with federal, state, and local partners
  • Identify, develop, secure, and manage funding from a variety of sources
  • Hire and manage project engineering, consulting, and construction services
  • Obtain stream alteration permits and other project requirements
  • Construct priority habitat restoration, connectivity, and floodplain reconnection projects
  • Work with supervisor and other staff on program strategies, project priorities, and outreach and communications
  • Perform administrative duties including contracting, grant reporting, invoicing, and budget management
  • Collect, manage, and analyze fisheries, ecological, and hydrological data
  • Conduct pre- and post-project effectiveness monitoring
  • Work with TU grassroots members and other volunteers on restoration project activities
  • Complete field work in often remote and rugged settings
  • Attend, participate, and represent TU in meetings and on committees relevant to TU’s mission

This is not an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in fisheries, hydrology, fluvial geomorphology or similar natural resources field
  • A minimum of 5 years fisheries conservation experience (master’s degree may substitute for 2 years)
  • A minimum of 3 years fisheries restoration experience that would include stream and riparian restoration and fish passage projects
  • Knowledge of conservation, fisheries, ecology, hydrology, and watershed processes
  • Project and grant management skills
  • Grant writing experience and understanding of non-profit work
  • Ability to work constructively with a wide range of partners and personalities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Fisheries research and analytic skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to prioritize workload, to be highly motivated and self-directed
  • A passion for fisheries conservation and for protecting and restoring rivers and streams
  • Ability to travel and conduct fieldwork
  • Experience managing seasonal employees and field crews


  • Understanding of whole-systems ecology and the foundations of restoration ecology
  • Understanding of Trout Unlimited’s history and current organizational direction
  • Previous experience with media, outreach, and community engagement, including ecological education
  • Experienced and knowledgeable angler capable of communicating with angling community 


Staff and leadership at TU understand that life outside of work is important to personal health, and we strive to create a healthy and family-friendly atmosphere. This is a full-time position with a generous benefits package. The approximate salary range is $55,000 to $62,000 annually, depending on relevant experience.

At TU, we value diversity, and we actively seek candidates for this position who come from communities that have been historically under-represented in conservation and those who have been most impacted by degraded rivers and streams. We are committed to building space for all people to participate in our work to care for trout and salmon and clean our shared waters.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and welcome you to read more about TU’s equity practice and values https://www.tu.org/equity/.


Please provide a resume, cover letter, and list of three references to Trout Unlimited by means of our online job application system. We will begin reviewing applications on February 21, 2023.  The position is open until filled. 





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development