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RFP for National Forest Foundation's 2017 Matching Awards Program
Funding available for natural resource projects benefitting national forests and grasslands. Submission Deadline is June 26, 2017 at 11:59 pm MDT. Informational Webinar June 6, 2017.
RFP Opportunity for forestry contractors
The Pueblo of Isleta is soliciting proposals from contractors. The project will treat close to 2,000 acres over 26 months. Please see attached.
NM State Forestry seeks applications for 2017 "NFL" grants
The EMNRD Forestry Division has released a Request for Applications for Hazardous Fuel Treatments on Non-Federal Lands. The program funds projects that reduce wildfire threat to New Mexico Communities-at-Risk. Eligible applicants are governmental entities, including tribal governments, that are surrounded by hazardous forest fuels which pose a threat in the event of a wildland fire. Applications must be received at State Forestry’s Santa Fe Office by 4:30 p.m. MDT April 4, 2017. The Division will submit the highest scoring applications to the USDA Forest Service for possible Wildland Fire Hazardous Fuels (WFHF) funding. The 2017 RFA and application form are posted on the ‘RFPs and Grants’ page at nmforestry.com.
NM Youth Conservation Corps issues RFP
The New Mexico Youth Conservation Corps Commission is requesting proposals from local units of government, state agencies, federal agencies, non-profit organizations or federally-recognized Native American tribes to sponsor YCC projects. Proposals due April 26, 2017. Acknowledgement of Receipt form due 3:00 p.m. March 15, 2017.
Santa Fe County Fire Department summer position: Forestry Technician Lead
The Santa Fe County Fire Department posted jobs for its Summer crew that starts in April. Be sure to follow the requirements for the application and submit all required documentation. Closing date February 10, 2017.
Santa Fe County Fire Department summer position: Forestry Technician
The Santa Fe County Fire Department posted jobs for its Summer crew that starts in April. Be sure to follow the requirements for the application and submit all required documentation. Closing date February 10, 2017.
Multiple Job Opportunities - Cal Fire
CAL FIRE has changed its hiring process to be more nation-wide friendly, starting with the top sub-professional level classification. This does not require a forester’s license from California, just a four year degree in forestry or a related field or 7 years of progressively more responsible forestry experience. For more informaiton go to: https://jobs.ca.gov/JOBSGEN/6FSAC.PDF.
Job Opportunity - TNC Sangre de Cristo Program Manager
The Nature Conservancy is seeking a Program Director to work on all facets of land and water conservation within the Sangre de Cristo mountains of New Mexico. This is a new position that combines work in forest restoration and fire management at a landscape scale with freshwater conservation, economic development and community conservation. The ideal candidate will bring strong technical skills and a track record of accomplishing collaborative conservation in diverse settings with scientists, contractors, agencies, elected officials, Native American tribes, Land Grants and other stakeholders. The Sangre de Cristo Program Director will be responsible for Rio Grande Water Fund implementation in northern New Mexico and will have the opportunity to evaluate programs for the cross-border NM-CO region. This is an exciting new job as part of the small and dynamic New Mexico team. The position description is attached and the closing date is December 30, 2016. Applicants should apply online at nature.org/jobs for position #44879.
Community Forest Program (CFP) Request for Applications - due 01/13/17
This is a competitive grant program whereby local governments, qualified nonprofit organizations, and Indian tribes are eligible to apply for grants to establish community forests through fee simple acquisition of private forest land from a willing seller. The purpose of the program is to establish community forests by protecting forest land from conversion to non-forest uses and provide community benefits such as sustainable forest management, environmental benefits including clean air, water, and wildlife habitat; benefits from forest-based educational programs; benefits from serving as models of effective forest stewardship; and recreational benefits secured with public access. All local government and qualified nonprofit organization applications must be submitted to the State Forester of the State where the property is located. All tribal applications must be submitted to the equivalent Tribal government official. Applications are due to the State Forester or the appropriate Tribal official by January 13, 2017. For NM: Donald Griego, Deputy State Forester: donald.griego@state.nm.us (505) 476-3325. For AZ: Jeff Whitney, State Forester: JeffWhitney@forestryandfire.az.gov 602-771-1400. Applicants are encouraged to contact and work with the Forest Service Southwestern Region and State Forester or equivalent Tribal government official when developing their proposal. Applicants must consult with the State Forester or equivalent Tribal government official prior to requesting technical assistance for a project. All applicants must also send an email to communityforest@ fs.fed.us to confirm an application has been submitted for funding consideration. State Foresters and Tribal government officials shall submit applications, either electronic or hardcopy, to the Forest Service Region.
Lincoln National Forest seeks Partnership Student Trainee
This is a Pathways Indefinite Intern Position. Responses due November 18, 2016.
NM State Land Office seeks Range Ecologist
The NM State Land Office currently has a new job advertisement posted in NeoGov for our vacant Range Ecologist position in Field. To apply for this job please proceed to: http://www.spo.state.nm.us/default.aspx 1. Job opportunities 2. Enter Key Words: #26999 Tina Smith Human Resources Administrator Administrative Services Division 505.827.4445 New Mexico State Land Office 310 Old Santa Fe Trail P.O. Box 1148 Santa Fe, NM 87504-1148 tsmith@slo.state.nm.us nmstatelands.org
Lincoln National Forest seeks Archaeologist Student Trainee
This is a Pathways Indefinite Intern position. Responses due November 18, 2016.
NM State Forestry has opening for Inmate Work Camp Crew Supervisor
Closes 11/17/16. NMSF seeks IWC Crew Supervisor (permanent position, EMNRD #10100134). station: Los Lunas, NM. The purpose of this position is to coordinate and oversee minimum security inmates while working on Natural Resource Conservation projects, Emergency Activities, Wild land Fire, Planned Fire (Rx), and District Support projects.
The NM State Land Office has extended its Invitation to Bid on the Natural Resource Management Price Agreement until 9/27/16 at 2:00 p.m.
For those not familiar with the SLO Price Agreement for Natural Resource Management Services, here are the basics: • Price Agreements are standing contracts to provide certain services for a set price. • Price Agreements are not for specific projects. They are for various natural resource management activities. • They are divided into the following categories: 1. Vegetation Management (includes mechanical and hand thinning, chemical treatments, and slash treatments) 2. Prescribed Fire Services 3. Revegetation 4. Erosion Control, Road Management, and Post-Fire Treatments 5. Fencing 6. Project Management • A contractor can bid on any of the categories, but is not required to bid on all of them. • Bids are per acre, per hour, and daily rates depending on a particular category. Please pay close attention to the bidding requirement for each category. • Being selected for the Price Agreement does not automatically guarantee work. Contractors will be chosen for project work based on their capabilities, cost and time table, and past work experiences with the State Land Office and other land management agencies • Multiple contractors will be accepted for services. • Other state agencies, such as State Forestry and Department of Game & Fish, may utilize the Price Agreement for their project work. If you have any questions about the Invitation to Bid, please contact Sandra Lujan at State Purchasing Division at 505-827-0242. Contacts for questions about natural resource management projects are Mark Meyers at 505-827-4453 or Will Barnes at 505-827-5856.
2017 Fire Science Research Funding Opportunities Now Open!
The Joint Fire Science Program's 2017 Funding Opportunity Notices (FON) for seven categories of research, including Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) Awards, are open through November 17, 2016. Please go to the link below to view details.
REQUEST FOR QUOTES TO CONDUCT WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLANNING
The Surface Water Quality Bureau (Bureau) of the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) requests quotes from regional public comprehensive planning organizations to conduct water quality management planning as defined under sections 205(j) and 303(e) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). A complete copy of the RFQ can be requested from the contact person or downloaded from the Bureau website: https://www.env.nm.gov/swqb/index.html. All inquiries regarding the RFQ or its supporting documentation must be made to the contact person.
Job Opportunitiy - NM Interstate Stream Commission Planning Project Manager
The State of New Mexico invites applications for the position of ISC Planning Project Manager (OSE #6049), based in Santa Fe. The closing date for this position has been extended to 9/22.
Job Opportunity for Forestry Technicians (Fire) - 4 positions
Mescalero Agency, Forestry and Fire Management is seeking 4 Forestry Technicians. Applications due 09/29/16. See attachment for more information.
Forest Guild - RFP - Seeking Qualified Type II Burn Boss for Sep/Oct
The Forest Stewards Guild is seeking an insured and qualified burn boss type two (RXB2) for up to three mobilizations. The contractor will organize and lead a burn crew to implement up to three burns in September and October 2016. Contractor will work as part of a team with Forest Stewards Guild, local land managers and owners, and local volunteer and hired resources. The Forest Stewards Guild is coordinating burn permits, burn equipment, and firefighters from state, local, and NGOs. The Forest Stewards Guild is now accepting bids for three burns scheduled in September and October. Bids will be considered for one, two, or all three burns. Due Date: 12:00 Noon, Thursday August 25, 2016
Pathways Recent Graduate Position - Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District Regulatory Division
Closes 8/18/16 - This position will be located within the Regulatory Division at the US Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District. The Regulatory Division is responsible for implementing the Clean Water Act Section 404 program which is committed to protecting the Nations aquatic resources, while allowing reasonable development through fair, flexible and balanced permit decisions for the USACE Albuquerque District.
Wildlife Biologist position - Department of Environmental Quality - Sacaton, AZ
Closes - 8/15/16 The Wildlife Biologist will provide direction and support in the development and implementation of a wildlife program within DEQ. The position will become a resource for the community by which to address the wide variety of wildlife management issues the DEQ encounters through the Community. This position will allow the DEQ to proactively plan for and implement a wide variety of wildlife and habitat protection measures.
2016 Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge
The National Forest Foundation (NFF) is pleased to announce the 2016 Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge to foster innovation in natural resource management. This unique competition is open to representatives from for-profit and nonprofit organizations, tribal entities, businesses, individuals and students, staff, or faculty at nationally accredited colleges and universities. Founded by Craig Barrett, former Chairman and CEO of Intel Corporation and long-time Board Member of the NFF, the Challenge encourages and rewards innovative market-based solutions to natural resource issues affecting National Forests and Grasslands and hopes to cultivate a new generation of entrepreneurial natural resource and business leaders. The objectives of the Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge are: • To develop and launch market-based solutions that satisfy multiple goals of forest health, sustainable use, and economic development, including job creation. • To stimulate creative thinking to address problems and identify opportunities that benefit the National Forests and Grasslands. • To encourage the design and development of interdisciplinary approaches to address complex natural resource challenges. The Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge offers a $75,000 cash award to the winning submission and a $25,000 cash award to the first runner-up. Submission Deadline: Monday, August 15, 2016 at 11:59 pm MDT
The Pulling Together Initiative of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) - Request for Proposal
The program will award grants that will develop cooperative weed management areas (CWMA), support significant advances of existing CWMAs, develop or strengthen prevention and early detection/rapid response efforts, enhance education, and assist awareness projects to reduce or eliminate invasive plant species. The program is a partnership among the NFWF, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Forest Service. Pre-Proposal Due Date: August 3, 2016 by 11:59pm Eastern Time Full Proposal Due Date: September 29, 2016 by 11:59pm Eastern Time
Surface Water Quality Bureau - UTILITY OPERATOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
LEGAL NOTICE is hereby given that the New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission’s Utility Operators Certification Advisory Board will convene a meeting on Thursday, May 12th, 2016 beginning at 2:00 p.m. to discuss the reorganization of the Utility Operator Certification Program under the New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau. The meeting will be held at The New Mexico Environment Department’s District 1 Office, 121 Tijeras Avenue NE, Suite 1000, Albuquerque, NM 87102. The meeting will be in the Sandia Conference Room. Please contact Anne Keller, Utility Operator Certification Program at 505-222-9575 for further information. A copy of the final agenda will be posted on the Utility Operator Certification Program webpage under the “Special Announcements” section 72-hours prior to the meeting (https://www.env.nm.gov/swqb/UOCP/). All interested individuals are encouraged to attend. If you are an individual with a disability and you require assistance or an auxiliary aid, (e.g., sign language interpreter), to participate in any aspect of this process, please contact Juan Carlos Borrego by May 3, 2016. Mr. Borrego’s telephone number is 505-827-0424. He is the Chief of the Personnel Services Bureau, New Mexico Environment Department, P.O. Box 5469, 1190 St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502. (TDD or TDY users please access his number via the New Mexico Relay Network at 1-800-659-8331).
WildEarth Guardians Hiring 18-25 year old's at Valles Caldera
The WildEarth Guardians, in partnership with the Forest Stewards Guild, is hiring 18-25 year old's for their Valles Caldera National Preserve restoration crew. The job runs from April 25 - October 25 2016. The crew will work planting native trees, removing or building fences, felling trees for erosion control in burned areas, and noxious weed removal. This work is part of a comprehensive education and training program.
TNC accepting applications for new Albuquerque Urban Conservation Program Director position
This is a fantastic position for a seasoned professional with experience in water or natural resources, who cares about conserving nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill the needs of people and enrich their lives. The Nature Conservancy is a global organization that offers competitive salaries and benefits. Application deadline May 1, 2016.
SW Fire Conference 2016 (Loews Ventana Canyon, Tuscon, Arizona, from Nov 28, 2016 08:00 AM to Dec 02, 2016 05:00 PM)
Beyond hazardous fuels: Managing fire for social, ecological, and economic benefit
Funding Opportunities for Drought Contingency Planning and Resiliency Projects Available from Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation has made two funding opportunities available to help water users develop drought contingency plans and build long-term drought resiliency as part of Reclamation's Drought Response Program. These opportunities will be allocated through a competitive process. The drought resiliency project funding opportunity is for projects that will increase the reliability of water supply; improve water management; implement systems to facilitate the voluntary sale, transfer, or exchange of water; and provide benefits for fish, wildlife, and the environment to mitigate impacts caused by drought. States, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority are invited to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation. It is available at www.grants.gov by searching for funding opportunity number R16-FOA-DO-006. The drought contingency planning funding opportunity is for applicants to request funding to develop a new drought plan or to update an existing drought plan. Applicants may also request technical assistance from Reclamation for the development of elements of the Drought Contingency Plan. States, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority are eligible for this funding opportunity. It is available at www.grants.gov by searching for funding opportunity number R16-FOA-DO-005. Approximately $6 million will be available for both funding opportunities. Applicants must also provide a 50 percent non-Federal cost-share. Applications are due on April 11, 2016, by 4 p.m. MDT as indicated in the funding opportunities. For more than 100 years, Reclamation and its partners have worked to develop a sustainable water and power future for the West. This program is part of the Department of the Interior's WaterSMART Program, which focuses on improving water conservation and sustainability, while helping water resource managers make sound decisions about water use. To find out more information about Reclamation's WaterSMART program, visit www.usbr.gov/watersmart, or visit the Drought Response Program at www.usbr.gov/drought.
Bureau of Reclamation Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program
The Bureau of Reclamation has made a new funding opportunity available for water entities in the Western United States to conduct water reclamation research under the Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program. This cost-shared funding opportunity, available at www.grants.gov as opportunity number R16-FOA-DO-011, helps communities address water supply challenges by providing much-needed funding for research to establish or expand water reuse markets, improve water reuse facilities, or upgrade new facilities with state of the art technology. It is expected that up to $2 million will be available for this funding opportunity. Research sponsors must provide 75 percent or more of the study costs. Funding will be awarded in three categories. Funding group I will be for projects up to $75,000 per agreement for a research study up to 18 months; funding group II will be up to $150,000 per agreement for a research study up to 24 months; and funding group III will be up to $300,000 in federal funds for a research study that can be completed within 36 months. State, regional, or local authorities; Indian tribes or tribal organizations; or other entities including water districts, wastewater districts, or rural water districts, will be eligible to apply for this funding opportunity. Applicants must be located within the 17 Western States or Hawaii. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time on April 20, 2016. Title XVI projects provide communities with a new source of clean water, while promoting water and energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Title XVI supports the President’s “Climate Action Plan,” and the “Executive Order—Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change.” This funding opportunity is also an important part of Reclamation’s WaterSMART Program, which supports the White House’s Water Innovation Strategy to address Water Resource Challenges and Opportunities for Water Technology Innovation. For more information about Title XVI or Reclamation's WaterSMART program, visit www.usbr.gov/watersmart. http://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=52767
River Stewardship RFP Amendment #1
The New Mexico Environment Department's Surface Water Quality Bureau has issued an amendment to the Request for Proposals for the River Stewardship Program. Proposal due date is March 3, 2016
USDA Seeks Proposals for Market-Based Wetland Protection Systems
USDA to Provide $9 Million, Leveraging Further Public and Private Resources to Create New Mitigation Opportunities for Farmers and Ranchers WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the establishment of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Wetland Mitigation Banking Program, made possible by the 2014 Farm Bill. Through the program, NRCS will provide $9 million to help states, local governments or other qualified partners develop wetland mitigation banks that restore, create, or enhance wetland ecosystems, broadening the conservation options available to farmers and ranchers so they can maintain eligibility for other USDA programs. "Over the past seven years, USDA has worked with private landowners to enroll a record number of acres in conservation practices, and we are seeing significant reductions in nutrient runoff and greenhouse gas emissions. Wetland Mitigation Banks will give farmers and ranchers more conservation options so they can find the best solution for their land and circumstances, and produce even more results," Vilsack said. Wetland mitigation banking is a market-based approach that involves restoring, creating, or enhancing wetlands in one place to compensate for unavoidable impacts to wetlands at another location. Wetland mitigation banking is commonly used to compensate for wetland impacts from development, but can also be used to offset impacts from agriculture. A small number of banks have been developed in the U.S. specifically to assist agriculture, and the mitigation banks established under this program will be used to help agricultural producers who need to mitigate wetland losses to maintain eligibility for USDA programs. NRCS is seeking applications from eligible third-parties to develop wetland mitigation banks, or modify existing banks to better serve agricultural producers. These third-parties include federally recognized Indian tribes; state and local units of government; for-profit entities; and nongovernmental organizations. The maximum award provided through this announcement is up to $1 million. This funding may be used to cover the administrative and technical costs associated with the development of a wetland mitigation bank or banking program. Funding may not be used to purchase an easement or any other interest in land. Partners will develop, operate, and manage the wetlands mitigation banks with technical oversight from NRCS, and will market mitigation credits to farmers and ranchers. Credits must be made available to producers within two years after the agreement is signed. NRCS is prioritizing funding to locations that have a significant known wetland compliance workload. These locations include the Prairie Pothole Region, California Vernal Pool Region, Nebraska Rainwater Basin Region, and other areas that have significant numbers of wetlands compliance requests. Priority will also be given to applications based on the speed with which mitigation credits can be made available to agriculture producers. USDA is now accepting project proposals for this program. Proposals are due to NRCS before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on March 28, 2016. The announcement and associated forms for this funding opportunity can be found at www.grants.gov.
2015 River Stewardship Program - Request for Proposal (RFP)
The State Purchasing Division of the NM General Services Department has issued the following Request for Proposals (RFP). RFP# 60-667-15-26882 RFP Issuance Date: January 22, 2016 Proposal Due Date: March 3, 2016 The purpose of the RFP is to solicit proposals to establish contractual obligations through competitive negotiations for the procurement of services to design and construct projects that improve surface water quality or river habitat statewide. Please see the RFP for directions on how to request additional information and submit a proposal. RIVER STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM RFP PROJECT CONTACT: Karen Menetrey Karen.menetrey@state.nm.us or https://www.env.nm.gov/swqb/
NM Environment Department Job Announcement - Wetlands Project Manager - Closes 1/19/16
The purpose of this position is to produce effective nonpoint source pollution control and wetlands projects, and implement other activities of the Nonpoint Source Management Program (NPSMP) and Wetlands Program Plan (WPP) described at www.env.nm.gov/swqb/wps/Plan and www.epa.gov/wetlands/state-and-tribal-wetland-program-plans respectively.
EMNRD Forestry Division Job Announcement - Assistant State Fire Management Officer - Opens 12/29/15 - Closes 1/12/15
This position functions as the Assistant State Fire Management Officer for the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department and the State of New Mexico. This position maintains the capacity, directly and through cooperative agreements with federal agencies and local governments. This position also coordinates with six districts to assure that national safety standards are met. The position identifies and provides opportunities for all Division employees in some aspect of wild land fire suppression.
Taos Forest Worker Safety Classes
The New Mexico Forest Industry Association is proposing a Forest Worker Safety Certification class (three day) and a Re-certification class (one day, for currently certified individuals) in Taos in early December. If you or someone you know would like to register for either class please contact me at nmfia1@gmail.com or (505) 660-5828.
NM State Forestry announces 2015-2016 New Mexico Invasive Plants Program - Request for applications now out
The New Mexico Invasive Plants application is now out. The legal notice and RFA (which includes the application) can be found on our website with the link attached. This program has been successful by supporting Cooperative Weed Management areas addressing invasive weed problems threatening forested areas across New Mexico.
FY 2016 NM WRRI Faculty Directed Graduate Student Research Program
The New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute (NM WRRI) announces the availability of U.S. Geological Survey 104B grant funds. These funds are made available through the Water Resources Research Act to support research that improves management of the waters of the State of New Mexico. For Fiscal Year 2016, NM WRRI anticipates funding two $30,000 grants with 104B funds. The final number of funded projects is contingent on funding. CLOSING DATE: November 16, 2015 at 5:00pm
EMNRD - District Forester Job Announcement 10/22/15 - 11/5/15
This position is the District Forester for the Forestry Division in Capitan, New Mexico with the Energy Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD). This position is responsible for wild land fire suppression, and providing technical assistance to private landowners and communities at risk to wildfire within southeastern New Mexico. The District is comprised of 8,591,874 acres of non-federal and non-municipal lands in Otero, Lincoln, Chaves, De Baca, Roosevelt, Lea and Eddy counties. This position requires knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, legal agreements and policies and procedures that guides in decision making and program implementation in the field. The position supervises the implementation of all forestry programs to include the Smokey Bear Historical Park, fire management, forest and watershed health management, timber harvesting regulations, service forestry and all administrative activities on the district. This position is also responsible for maintaining compliance with department and division policies, state procurement code, contract management and federal codes relating to the delivery of federal programs.
EMNRD Crew Supervisor - Job Announcement - 10/16-10/30/15
This position will coordinate and supervise minimum security inmates while working on Natural Resource Conservation Projects, Emergency Activities, Wild land Fire, Planned Fire (Prescribed - Rx), and District Support projects. This position will assist Camp Supervisor in the administration and coordination of the Inmate Work Camp Program. This position will ensure uniform application of policies, procedures and laws relating to the use of inmates to conduct emergency activities and natural resource projects. This position will also provide professional and technical assistance to Inmate Work Camp (IWC) staff, Forestry Employees, Cooperators and Minimum Security Inmates. THIS JOB POSTING MAY BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE VACANCIES. This position will coordinate and supervise minimum security inmates while working on Natural Resource Conservation Projects, Emergency Activities, Wild land Fire, Planned Fire (Prescribed - Rx), and District Support projects. This position will assist Camp Supervisor in the administration and coordination of the Inmate Work Camp Program. This position will ensure uniform application of policies, procedures and laws relating to the use of inmates to conduct emergency activities and natural resource projects. This position will also provide professional and technical assistance to Inmate Work Camp (IWC) staff, Forestry Employees, Cooperators and Minimum Security Inmates. THIS JOB POSTING MAY BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE VACANCIES.
U.S. Forest Service Research Assistantships for Native American Students
The Wildlife Society has announced the 2016 U.S. Forest Service Research Assistant-ships available to Native American students working towards a career in natural resources.
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies Job Announcement
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is hiring an International Landscape Ecologist will use bird, vegetation and other geo-referenced data to develop a landscape conservation design in collaboration with the bi-national Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative, identify ecological and landscape patterns in bird populations and habitats, evaluate conservation areas, and produce reports, manuscripts and other products through spatial and statistical analyses.
2016 FireScience Funding Opportunities NOW OPEN.
Joint Fire Science Program has announced open Funding Opportunity Notices (FONs) for research. The FONs are open through November 13, 2015. The Joint Fire Science Program funds scientific research on wildland fires and distributes results to help policymakers, fire managers and practitioners make sound decisions.
Managing Forest Health for Water Resources
This Western Governors' Drought Forum webinar explored the latest science on forest management practices that may increase water availability and add security to water portfolios. The moderator was Ken Pimlott, California State Forester and Director of CAL FIRE. Panelists included: Alan Hook, Project Manager, Santa Fe Municipal Watershed Management Plan and Water Resources Coordinator, City of Santa Fe; Marcos Robles, Conservation Science Specialist, The Nature Conservancy; Don Boucher, Project Manager, Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project, United States Forest Service.
Tribal Climate Change Newsletter July 2015
Welcome to ITEP's Tribal Climate Change Newsletter. This monthly newsletter provides news items, resources, announcements about funding opportunities, conferences, and training, and other information relevant to tribal climate change issues.
Request for Proposals - 2015 Woodland Restoration Contracting in Arroyo de los Pinos Reales
Forest Guild, in collaboration with Ecotone and the NM State Land Office (NM SLO) and with funding from the US Forest Service, is requesting proposals from qualified contractors specializing in ecological restoration of forests, woodlands, and watersheds.
NM State Forestry seeks Special Projects Forester
Position open until July 9, 2015. Stationed in Santa Fe, NM
Crew Supervisor (EMNRD #42409) Job Posting
The Energy, Mineral & Natural Resources Department Forestry Inmate Work Camp (IWC) is seeking applicants for a Crew Supervisor in Los Lunas, New Mexico. This position will coordinate and supervise minimum security inmates while working on Natural Resource Conservation Projects, Emergency Activities, Wild land Fire, Planned Fire (Prescribed - Rx), and District Support projects. This position will assist Camp Supervisor in the administration and coordination of the Inmate Work Camp Program. This position will ensure uniform application of policies, procedures and laws relating to the use of inmates to conduct emergency activities and natural resource projects. This position will also provide professional and technical assistance to Inmate Work Camp (IWC) staff, Forestry Employees, Cooperators and Minimum Security Inmates. Please apply with the State Personnel Office. The job number is 2015-02785 and the closing date is 06/24/2015.
RFP for On-the-Ground (OTG) Surface Water Quality Improvement Projects
The New Mexico Environment Department’s Surface Water Quality Bureau is requesting proposals for On-the-Ground [OTG] Surface Water Quality Improvement Projects. The Request for Proposals [RFP] was released on May 28, 2015, with proposals due by 3:00 PM on Thursday, July 9. Proposals must be submitted to the State Purchasing Division, or electronically through eProNM, as described in the RFP.
Seasonal Tree Inventory Tech at Plan-It-Geo
We are looking for a seasonal, part-time candidate to assist with street and park tree inventory. An internship is also a possibility for anyone seeking that requirement for school. See attached description. We'd like to finish interviews in 3 weeks (mid-May at latest). The pay range is flexible and could be a little higher rate if the candidate is a contractor on a 1099 status. We're pretty flexible on level of experience, what # of hours and which days each week, etc. And we could likely pay for this person's ISA Certification if they're interested.
2015 Society of Municipal Arborists Internship Program
The Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA), in conjunction with the USDA Forest Service (USDA-FS) Urbana and Community Forestry (U&CF) Program, is launching the fifth year of a Municipal Forestry Intern Program (SMA Intern). Positions are available nationwide for the Summer 2015 Internship Program! Who is Eligible? Undergraduate and Graduate students interested in a career in Urban Forestry. Primary Objective: To provide hands-on experience alongside practicing professionals who will serve as mentors over the internship period, helping student to identify and develop the skills needed to be successful professionals. Each student selected will be provided: • Housing Stipend ($1,200) • Registration and $300 travel scholarship to attend the Fall 2015 Annual SMA Conference. • An hourly wage of $12 for 10 weeks. • The opportunity to enhance professional networks with past SMA interns and industry professionals! Deadline: Monday, April 30, 2015 5pm (EST) Mail Application Materials to: SMA Intern Program P.O. Box 641 Watkinsville, GA 30677 Or Scan & Send via email to: Aldridge.nicole@gmail.com Subject: SMA Internship
Rural Business Development Grant
USDA-Rural Development is accepting applications for a new program, Rural Business Development Program. This program consolidates the Rural Business Enterprise Grant and the Rural Business Opportunity Grant.
Environmental Scientist and Specialist-Operational (NMED #12152) Job Posting for Department of Environment
There is an employment position in the Albuquerque office in the Ground Water Ag Waste Section of the NM Environment Department.
Boy Scouts of America Summer employment opportunities for students in the Biology program
The Boy Scouts of America are currently hiring staff to work at Gorham Scout Ranch during the summer
Invasive Plant Best Management Practices webinar (from Mar 24, 2015 01:00 PM to Mar 24, 2015 05:00 PM)
March 24, 2015 1 PM EST The webinar is hosted by the Sustainable Forests Roundtable, US Forest Service and Southern Regional Extension Forestry webinar portal.
Biologist Job Announcment with WAFWA - 4 positions
The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) is seeking up to four (4) Lesser Prairie Chicken Eco-regional Biologists in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado. Application deadline is March 17, 2015.
Contract Positions for Biological Technicians Open at Kiowa National Grasslands
The Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS) is conducting outreach to generate interest in a contract of 14 days for two full-time, Biological Technicians. Pay is $2,500 each. Reply by 05/29/15.
Opening for Environmental Scientist-Specialist at NM Environment Department
Position open for an environmental scientist on the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) and Assessment Team in the Monitoring, Assessment and Standards Section (MASS) of the NMED Surface Water Quality Bureau. Closes 03/09/15.
Job Opportunities at MRGCD - closes 2/27/15
Openings for Hydrology Technician I, Irrigation Systems Operators, Field Laborer (temp) and Equipment operator at Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District. All close 2/27/15.
Job Opening at Valles Caldera National Preserve
The Valles Caldera National Preserve is now hiring for 2015 seasonal field technicians in the Plant Ecology Department. Application deadline is February 20, 2015.
13th Biennial Conference: Call for presentations and abstracts
This year’s conference will continue to be a forum that brings together resource managers and research scientists to share findings and management needs associated with the lands and resources of the Southwest. Climate change, energy development, and human population growth in the Southwest affect water availability, natural systems, and the social character of the region. Please join us for this informative (and fun) event! We look forward to seeing you in October!
Job Posting-UIC & Industrial Waste Team Leader
This is a Job posting for the following: UIC & Industrial Waste Team Leader (Geoscientist-Supervisor Position) Ground Water Quality Bureau New Mexico Environment Department Santa Fe Position # 34933 Closing Date: Feb. 3, 2015
RFP: New Mexico Statewide Wood Energy Enterprise Team (SWEET)
The New Mexico Forest Industry Association (NMFIA) is seeking proposals to develop wood energy projects in cluster regions of the state. The focal areas include: Rio Grande Water Fund (RGWF) area (Rio Grande, Rio Chama and their forested tributaries and headwaters), Chama area (embedded within RGWF), Southcentral NM, the Gila and A/S national forests cross jurisdictional area, and other potential opportunity areas within New Mexico. Funding will be awarded through a competitive process administered by NM SWEET. NMFIA plans to award multiple contracts as a result of this Request for Proposals (RFP). NMFIA has approximately $91,000 currently available for this request.
2015 Wood Innovations Program Request for Proposals
The U.S. Forest Service requests proposals to substantially expand and accelerate wood energy and wood products markets throughout the United States to support forest management needs on National Forest System and other forest lands. This Request for Proposals focuses on the following priorities: Reduce hazardous fuels and improve forest health on National Forest System and other forest lands. Reduce costs of forest management on all land types. Promote economic and environmental health of communities. Funding will be awarded in two separate grant categories:
WaterSMART Grants Available from Reclamation to Conserve Water and Improve Energy Efficiency
Reclamation is inviting States, Tribes, irrigation districts, water districts and other organizations with water or power delivery to apply for a funding opportunity to cost-share on projects that conserve and use water more efficiently, increase the use of renewable energy and improve energy efficiency. The projects should support water sustainability in the west.
Conference on Forests, Water and A Resilient Arizona, October 16-17 2014
Join Salt River Project, event partners and government and business leaders at the conference. Speakers include the National Forest Foundation's President Bill Possiel, Vice Chairman Craig R. Barrett, and Marcus Selig, Director, Colorado Program.
Request for Proposals for Quotes to conduct water quality management planning in New Mexico.
What: Notice of a 30-day public submission period for a Request for Quotes to conduct water quality management planning in New Mexico. When: Submittal period opens Monday, September 15, 2103 and closes Friday, October 17, 2014. Please see the attached Public Notice and RFQ for additional details. The documents are also available via the SWQB website: http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/swqb/RFQ Thank you, Heidi Henderson
Funding Opportunity: Joint Fire Science Program 2015
We fund scientific studies to address problems associated with managing wildland fuels, fires, and fire impacted ecosystems.
Wildland Fire Smoke Workshop, November 6-8
The Southwest Fire Science Consortium together with the Association for Fire Ecology, is hosting a smoke workshop to bring private citizens, fire managers and science together.
Jobs Announcement: EPCOR Water Resources Analyst
With little direction, the Water Resources Analyst will administer the Company’s water conservation programs including conducting presentations in the communities we serve on water conservation, working collaboratively with various groups and performing the occasional water audit. Will conduct scheduling and ordering water, paying and receiving payments for water, reviewing operational data, preparing Arizona Department of Water Resources
RFP for Galisteo Creek Restoration Project 2014
The New Mexico Office of the State Engineer (OSE) is requesting competitive sealed proposals for the procurement of services to plan, design and construct a river restoration project on Galisteo Creek in Santa Fe County in the area of the Village of Galisteo
Job Posting: Restoration Monitoring Program Manager
The Restoration Monitoring Program Manager is responsible for a program that emphasizes pre‐ and post‐treatment measurements and involves land managers and organizations across the state
NM State Personnel Office Job Opportunity: Civil Engineer-Operational (DOT/GO #18860)
The purpose of this position is to work in a Drainage Design Unit performing hydrologic studies and hydraulic design in support of NMDOT construction and maintenance projects throughout the State. In addition, this position will develop temporary erosion and sediment control plans and prepare drainage reports for projects.
Funding Opportunity: New Mexico Invasive Plants Program
This is a posting from the NMIPP for a grant to manage invasive plants
Job Posting: Collaboration Program Manager
This job position is searching for someone to bring together stakeholder groups, facilitate cooperative action, and compile lessons learned from collaboration.
Job Posting: Engineer Specialist/ Supervisor at NMED
The NM Environment Department Drinking Water Bureau would like to announce acurrent job opportunity in Albuquerque, NM:
2015 Western State Fire Assistance WUI grant applications
State Forestry’s Request for Applications for planning and implementing hazardous fuels mitigation projects that will reduce fire threat in Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) areas in New Mexico (also known as WUI grants).
Funding Opportunity: National Park Service Application for Assistance
The National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program supports community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the nation.Eligible applicants include state or local agencies, tribes, nonprofit organizations, or citizen groups. Federal agencies may apply in partnership with other local organizations
Desert LCC Webinar for online database June 26, 2014
Springs Online Database - Sharing and Contributing Data Online Please join The Sky Island Alliance and Springs Stewardship Institute to learn about the new springs database! (Registration information below) DATE: June 26, 2014 TIME: 12:30 PM Pacific (Arizona) / 1:30 PM Mountain / 2:30 PM Central (Mexico City)
Forestry and Fire Ecology Academy Workshop July 30-Aug 1 2014
This flyer is for a workshop for educators to learn about Fire Ecology and management. This workshop runs from July 30- August 1 2014
Governor Susana Martinez Announces Opening of River Stewardship Program Request for Proposals 2014
Governor Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) announced today that the River Stewardship Program Request for Proposals (RFP) will open in early June, with submission due in mid-July. Proposals will be considered from towns, cities, counties, state agencies, soil and water conservation districts, irrigation districts, and community watershed groups, as well as Indian Nations, Pueblos, and Tribes. Additional groups that work to restore river habitats are also encouraged to apply.
River Stewardship Program RFP Issued June 12, 2014
The Environment Department requests proposals to design and construct projects that improve surface water quality or river habitat statewide. This file provides information to contact the persons in charge, as well as a information about a conference and proposal due dates.
Job Posting: Environmental Scientist and Specialist Advanced
This file is a job posting for the Department of Environment in Santa Fe for and Environmental Scientist
Notice of a 45-day public comment period-New Mexico Environment department Surface Water Quality Bureau
This is a notice of a 45 day period for the public to address questions and concerns about the New Mexico clean water act
Celebrate Smokey Bear Days and Smokey’s 70th Birthday in Capitan – May 2-4
News release May 1, 2014
Summer Seasonal Employment Opportunity, High Sierra R.D. Summer 2014
The High Sierra Ranger District is searching to fill several openings during the summer season. Located in Big Creek, California.
Job Posting-Project Engineer. Hobbs, NM
Joule is advancing a technology platform for Liquid Fuel from the Sun™ There are open positions in Hobbs, NM. Additional information is available at www.jouleunlimited.com.
Job Posting-Laboratory Technician-Media Prep. Hobbs, NM
Joule is advancing a technology platform for Liquid Fuel from the Sun™ There are open positions in Hobbs, NM. Additional information is available at www.jouleunlimited.com.
Job Posting-Plant Technician/Bioprocess Associate. Hobbs, NM
Joule is advancing a technology platform for Liquid Fuel from the Sun™ There are open positions in Hobbs, NM. Additional information is available at www.jouleunlimited.com.
Job Posting-Quality Assurance Associate. Hobbs, NM
The Quality Associate candidate will report to and work with the Quality Lead for the site to formulate, implement and maintain the site’s quality and biosafety programs associated with operation of Joule’s outdoor test rigs and laboratories.   
Job Posting-Plant Technician. Hobbs, NM
Demo Plant Technicians will be responsible for executing Demo plant operations at Joule’s facility in Hobbs, New Mexico, including interfacing with computer control systems according to standard operating procedures and batch protocol. They will be accountable for informing the Lead and/or Bioprocessing engineers when production problems arise.  They will work 8-hour shifts and therefore be responsible for keeping on-coming technicians informed of the current status of processes and the tasks that must be undertaken in subsequent shifts. The position is based in Hobbs, New Mexico, full time.
Job Posting-Plant Technician/Bioprocess Associate. Hobbs, NM
The Operator/ Plant Technician will be responsible for carrying out a variety of operations at Joule’s Hobbs, NM facility. Tasks include general operation and maintenance of outdoor bioreactors, following standard operating procedures, performing specific experimental work including sampling and culturing of bacteria.Joule is advancing a technology platform for Liquid Fuel from the Sun™ There are open positions in Hobbs, NM. Additional information is available at www.jouleunlimited.com.
Job Posting-Central Services/Media Prep Technician. Hobbs, NM
Central Services/Media Prep Technician will formulate buffers, media and other aqueous solutions for use in manufacturing processes and experiments. This individual will conduct in-process testing, including pH, conductivity, and temperature measurements, as needed in solution preparation. The Central Services/Media Prep Technician will perform titration of buffers and media as needed and be responsible for cleaning glassware and various components associated with bioreactors at Joule's facility in Hobbs, New Mexico. Joule is advancing a technology platform for Liquid Fuel from the Sun™ There are open positions in Hobbs, NM. Additional information is available at www.jouleunlimited.com.
Job Posting-Plant Technician. Hobbs, NM
Joule is advancing a technology platform for Liquid Fuel from the Sun™ There are open positions in Hobbs, NM. Additional information is available at www.jouleunlimited.com.
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