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Fisheries Biologist - Colorado River Cutthroat Trout Assessment
Wyoming Game and Fish Department
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking to hire a contract Fisheries Biologist to coordinate and implement the second season of a 2-year project surveying Colorado River Cutthroat Trout populations in southwest Wyoming. The biologist will be responsible for planning and implementing fieldwork, supervising technicians, analyzing data, and writing a final report. This is a contract position that could start March 18, 2024, and continue through February 28, 2025. This field position will require the operation of trucks, ATVs, and electrofishing equipment in rivers and streams. Use of trailers may also be frequently required to haul camp gear and equipment to remote work sites during weekly sampling events. This position will be based out of Green River, Wyoming.

Experience with fish identification and fish handling.
Experience with backpack and raft/barge electrofishing.
Experience leading a field crew to collect biological data and genetic samples.
Experience with analytical spatial software.
Experience writing formal reports.
Experience camping in remote locations for a week at a time.
Ability to safely operate and troubleshoot electrofishing equipment.
Ability to work in the field in remote areas, often in adverse conditions.
Ability to lead others while maintaining a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and work well with others in a team setting.
Fisheries Technician (June-Aug) and (April-Nov); multiple positions, able to work with school schedules.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
The successful applicant will work as a member of a fisheries inventory crew to collect fishery information in the Rio Grande basin and throughout southwestern Colorado. Work includes the collection of biological, chemical, and habitat information in streams and lakes to be used for fish management purposes. A large part of the job involves electrofishing, gill netting, trap netting, and seining. Much of the work in 2024 will involve preparation for an upcoming chemical reclamation project. The successful applicant will work on conservation projects for Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout, Rio Grande Sucker, and Rio Grande Chub. Requires working in inclement weather and physically demanding situations often involving long and irregular hours at high elevation. Some overnight travel will be required. $18.55-$20.90/hr depending on experience.
Muddy Creek Project Manager
Trout Unlimited
The Muddy Creek Project Manager responsibilities will be to further the delivery and implementation of conservation efforts of the Muddy Creek Restoration Landscape (Project) through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The Inflation Reduction Act, a momentous piece of legislation, allocates $161 million in funding to the BLM for rare, generation-defining investments. These investments are aimed at fortifying the resilience of selected public lands, chosen for their distinctive blend of attributes that will bring enduring benefits to both present and future generations, enhancing lives and livelihoods.

The Muddy Creek watershed is an important tributary of the Little Snake River that supports a rare community of native fish. Restoration projects will include riparian and wetland enhancement, erosion control and fish passage all aimed at restoring natural ecologic function in the headwaters of the Colorado River basin. The applicant should possess extensive knowledge of surface hydrology, riparian & wetlands ecology, and watershed restoration techniques. This position develops, manages, and advances implementation of habitat improvement, bank stabilization, and aquatic organism passage projects. this position will require field work and document drafting in the office.

This work will require an individual who is action and solution-oriented, works well with diverse stakeholders and personalities, and can work with and manage volunteers within the community and project crews. Candidates for this position will need to demonstrate strong project management skills and follow-through, community outreach experience, and experience related to river restoration, hydrology, aquatic ecology, working agriculture, and partnership-building.
Fisheries Technician
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Job Description: Successful applicants will work as a member of a fisheries inventory crew assisting aquatic biologists with a standardized sampling of ponds, lakes, reservoirs, streams, and rivers. Aquatic inventory will include sampling fish populations, creating habitat structures and monitoring their effectiveness, maintaining equipment and facilities, performing data entry and analysis, assisting in conducting a creel survey and participating in chemical reclamation projects. Other responsibilities may include interaction with the public, assisting with angler education clinics, assisting with amphibian and terrestrial wildlife surveys, habitat improvement projects, data entry, fish stocking, gear maintenance, cleaning of facilities, cleaning equipment, and other duties. Work will require employees to carry a backpack electrofishing unit, operate four-wheel drive vehicles and trailers, operate boats, and wade in streams and rivers while sampling. The position requires working in physically demanding situations often involving long and irregular hours in hazardous, variable, and frequently hot or inclement outdoor conditions. Late-night and weekend work and periods of remote camping and extensive hiking are sometimes required.

Minimum Requirements: Preference will be given to candidates with a college degree and/or coursework in fisheries, wildlife, natural resources, or other biological sciences. Experience in fish identification, fish management, and sampling techniques is preferred but not required. The willingness and ability to learn are essential, along with a good attitude and work ethic. The ability to get along with other members of a field crew is also important. The successful candidate must be able to lift and carry 60 lbs. for a short distance, lift and carry 30 lbs. for up to 3 miles, and carry up to 50 lbs. for 15 miles. The ideal candidate will be available to work full-time until the position’s end date.
Fisheries Technician
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Employees will be part of a field crew assisting aquatic biologists in sampling sportfish communities in the Denver Metro and South Park areas of Colorado. Sampling locations include the South Platte as well as numerous small ponds, reservoirs, and alpine lakes. Duties include fishery surveys (gill net, trap net, and electrofishing setups), native fish reclamation projects, boreal toad surveys, assisting in brown trout spawning operations, and equipment maintenance. Certain projects may entail hiking, backpacking, and camping in remote areas, as well as travel around the state to assist other biologists on additional projects. Overnight travel and irregular hours with occasional overtime will be expected, as well as daily time spent in the field during sometimes inclement weather.

Interest in fisheries management and working as part of a team are essential. Experience working on boats, with fish identification in Colorado, electrofishing, and data management in Excel is desirable, but not required.

State housing may be available for successful candidates.


· Valid driver’s license
· Heavy lifting (up to 60 lbs)
· Preference will be given to those possessing or pursuing a B.S. in fisheries, wildlife, or a similar degree in biological sciences and/or experience with fisheries surveys.


Please email CV/resume with 3 references to Kira Paik at

Please put “DENVER TECHNICIAN” in the email subject line.
CPW Fisheries Seasonal Technician or Intern
Assist aquatic biologist with sampling of stream, high elevation lake, reservoir, and river fish resources in the Colorado River, Roaring Fork, and Eagle River watersheds. Duties will include surveying using backpack, bank, and boat electrofishing gear; gill nets and seines; and water quality sampling. Projects will include fish population surveys, chemical reclamation, spawning operations, equipment and facilities maintenance, and data entry and analysis. Technicians will also help conduct creel surveys of local anglers. Backcountry trips will include hiking, ATVs, backpacking, and camping. Employees are expected to work long hours in adverse conditions, handle ambiguity, drive trucks with trailers, operate boats and rafts, and wade in streams and rivers. Contact Kendall by email for more information. 3-8 month positions available starting in April. Local housing option available.
Taylor Park Reservoir Creel Survey Clerk and Fish Technician
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Assist with angler creel survey at Taylor Park Reservoir and with fisheries inventory surveys in the upper Gunnison Basin. June-August 2024.
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