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Great Lakes Stream Restoration Specialist

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location Wisconsin - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 30/09/2015
Company Name Trout Unlimited
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Directory Entry : Conservation Jobs with Trout Unlimited. TU is a national organization with more than 150,000 members organized into about 400 chapters from Maine to Montana to Alaska. This dedicated grassroots army is matched by a respected staff of lawyers, policy experts and scientists, who work out of more than 30 offices nationwide. These conservation professionals ensure that TU is at the forefront of fisheries restoration work at the local, state and national levels.
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Today, Trout Unlimited is a national organization with more than 150,000 volunteers organized into about 400 chapters nationwide. These dedicated volunteers are paired with a respected staff of organizers, lawyers, policy experts and scientists, who work out of more than 30 offices. Our mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America's cold-water fisheries and their watersheds.


TU is seeking an Great Lakes Stream Restoration Specialist with natural stream design expertise to collaborate with National Forests in Michigan and Wisconsin on assessment, design, construction and monitoring of aquatic habitat restoration projects on and adjacent to National Forest lands. Projects implemented by the position will provide multiple benefits to the Forest Service and local communities including flood resiliency, improvement of aquatic habitat and water quality, and protection of aquatic health and biodiversity. The position will be based in Michigan or Wisconsin.


  • Conduct stream geomorphic surveys (dimension, pattern, profile, substrate), and stream habitat assessments, as well as aquatic passage assessments on and adjacent to Great Lakes National Forests.
  • Design habitat improvement, bank stabilization and aquatic organism passage projects on and adjacent to Great Lakes National Forests.
  • Provide budget and work estimates.
  • Assist with permitting, funding and coordinating implementation of restoration projects on and adjacent to Great Lakes National Forests.
  • Implement multiple restoration projects simultaneously on and adjacent to Great Lakes National Forests.


  • A B.S. in a field related to fisheries management, aquatic ecology, watershed management, geomorphology, or biological systems engineering. An M.S. in one of these fields and/or a PE is preferred.
  • Expertise in natural stream design techniques and demonstrated ability to design and oversee the installation of comprehensive habitat improvement projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, and supervise multiphase stream restoration projects.
  • Experience with project and grant management, and project permitting.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders including federal and state agencies, farmers, biologists, engineers, and other landowners.
  • A working knowledge of principles and practices of fisheries and aquatic resource management with a particular emphasis on stream habitat requirements of brook trout.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with ESRI GIS software and Rivermorph are preferred.
  • Passion for protecting and restoring trout populations and their watersheds.


Please send a letter of interest, resume and 3 professional references to Keith Curley, Trout Unlimited’s Vice President for Eastern Conservation at kcurley@tu.org by September 30, 2015. Please insert the words "Great Lakes Stream Restoration Specialist" in the subject line of the message. No phone calls please.

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