Qualifications: Degree in biology, natural resources, wildlife management, public policy, environmental studies, education or related field and at least two years experience working on wildlife conservation issues; excellent conflict management skills; strong writing, editing and communication skills, including familiarity working with media; capable of extended hiking and camping, and maintaining personal safety while in the field; general knowledge of federal and state agencies, laws and policies concerning wildlife management and predator control programs; comfortable with public
speaking; experience with cattle and sheep operations and grazing management desired; independent regional travel required during field season and as needed.

This position will be based in the Boise, Idaho field office, reporting to the Northern Rockies Representative in Boise. For omplete position description, go to: www.defenders.org/employ.html

Please reference Northern Rockies Associate and send resume, cover letter and salary history to HR@Defenders.org. Fax: 541-552-9652
Or mail to:
Defenders of Wildlife
258 A Street, Suite 16,
Ashland, OR 97520

Amaroq Weiss & Laura Jones
Co-moderators, PW-WIN
Defenders of Wildlife

About The Author

Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is past President of the Western Watersheds Project.

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September 2006


‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey

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