Ruffed Grouse Society Regional Wildlife Biologist Position Announcement


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RGS News - Application Deadline extended to June 12, 2015.

Region: Wisconsin, Minnesota, western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Illinois and Iowa


Responsible for the advancement of the Ruffed Grouse Society's goal-related objectives, including programs designed to develop and enhance early-successional wildlife habitats.

Work in concert with other RGS staff to coordinate local chapter involvement in regional forest management policy initiatives, youth education, and other goal-related activities.

Interact directly with Federal, State, County and local resource management agencies, representatives of the forest products industry and nonindustrial private landowners to promote the conservation of early successional forest communities. 

Provide technical expertise during the development of forest management plans and policies. 

Increase public awareness of the ecological and social benefits of forest wildlife habitat management. 

Requires Master's degree in Wildlife Ecology or related field of study or a Bachelor's degree with substantial experience; extensive background in forest ecology and forest management; strong inter-personal and media communication skills; ability for over-night travel (60 to 80 nights per year).

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter by June 12, 2015 to: 

Dan Dessecker, Ruffed Grouse Society, P.O. Box 2, Rice Lake, WI  54868;

Mission Statement

Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is North America's foremost conservation organization dedicated to preserving our sporting traditions by creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife. RGS works with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific management practices.

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