Wildlife Biologist

Job Summary

Responsible for studying the life processes of animals and their environment. Monitors plant and animal habitats, determines which animals are affecting nature in a detrimental way, and helps restore and conserve animal habitats.

Primary responsibilities

  • Develop alternative solutions for the restoration of injured or lost trust resources and habitat.
  • Develop and share information pertinent to the protection or restoration of trust resources.
  • Implement quality assurance/quality control plans to ensure the data collected and products prepared meet all standards and regulations.
  • Provide habitat services to private landowners and land managers to increase the quantity and quality of fish and wildlife habitat.
  • Plan and develop funding proposals, coordinate and implement cooperative habitat projects to optimize carrying capacity for wildlife.
  • Evaluate wildlife habitat/range conditions, collect data, and recommend management or projects to improve terrestrial and aquatic wildlife habitat.
  • Evaluate past wildlife habitat improvement projects to determine effectiveness of meeting goals and objectives.
  • Enhance public awareness and knowledge of the value of healthy habitats and the need to maintain diverse, productive, and sustainable watersheds to meet wildlife needs.
  • Write technical documents for wildlife hazard management.
  • Modify or adapt established animal damage control techniques to meet local conditions and address specific environmental, economic, or political considerations.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with other agencies, organizations, institutions, industry groups, and individuals in meeting program needs and goals.
  • Perform duties relating to wildlife management and use of control techniques aimed at controlling wildlife damage.
  • Perform damage control operations relating to the cessation, alleviation, or mitigation of problems created by carnivores, rodents, birds, and other animals in urban or rural environments.
  • Provide technical and operational assistance to federal, state, and county agencies in the reduction of wildlife-borne diseases by the management of wild mammal and bird vectors carrying pathogens that may adversely affect human health.

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