Application deadline December 18th.
The Science Fellow (Fellow) works closely with staff of The Nature Conservancy Chapter in MN, ND, SD to research and gather conservation planning and other science data. The Fellow creates relevant reports and data records to support the Chapter’s priority conservation strategies. As a member of the Science Team, the Fellow will tackle the scientific uncertainties around the Conservancy’s priority conservation strategies. The Fellow will assist in many facets of conservation science, including advising on policy issues, communicating science to the public, conservation planning, managing data, and more traditional research and monitoring projects. The Fellow will work on projects across all three of the major habitat types in the Chapter (Forests, Freshwater and Grasslands), with emphasis on grassland ecology and conservation projects. The Fellow will help streamline data collection and management for a variety of research and monitoring projects and add capacity to emerging conservation issues within the Chapter, such as sustainable grazing, promoting pollinators, water quality, forest management, climate adaption or energy development. This position requires a valid driver’s license and good driving record. The Fellow must be willing and able to travel to other Conservancy offices and preserves for meetings, training and work. This is a full-time, 18-month position with benefits.