The Restoration Project Manager position is located in the Aquatics Program within The Klamath Tribes Natural Resources Department. The primary purpose of this position is to support the Ecosystem Restoration Scientist by working independently and as part of a team managing and implementing riparian and aquatic restoration projects in the Upper Klamath Basin.
The Restoration Project Manager will work with individual landowners, organizations, and agencies to encourage and implement natural resource protection and restoration on private lands. This includes identifying and building partnerships with private landowners and others interested in aquatic and riparian restoration on private property. The incumbent will manage project-related permitting, day-to-day project logistics, budgeting, and acquisition of equipment and materials; depending on past work experience, the incumbent may also assist in project design. Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for overseeing contractors and coordinating with restoration implementers from a variety of state and federal agencies and nonprofit organizations. Other duties include assisting in the design and implementation of restoration project-specific monitoring in coordination with the Ecosystem Restoration Scientist and Ecosystem Restoration Technician III.
The Restoration Project Manager works with other Aquatics Program staff (Fisheries Biologist, Hydrologist, Fluvial Geomorphologist, and technicians) to implement an Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Plan and a Fisheries Restoration Plan for the Upper Klamath River Basin. The primary goal of the Ecosystem Restoration Team is managing and remediating processes contributing to hypereutrophication and fish habitat degradation in and above Upper Klamath Lake. Primary objectives include: 1) managing and remediating non-point source nutrient loading from agricultural landscapes to measurably reduce cyanobacteria blooms and the related adverse water quality in Upper Klamath Lake and 2) rehabilitating and maintaining habitat to the extent necessary to recover and sustain important native fisheries including Lost River and Shortnose Sucker, Redband Rainbow Trout (resident and anadromous), Bull Trout, and Chinook Salmon. Restoring and maintaining important Tribal fisheries is the primary goal of the Fisheries Restoration Team. Primary objectives include: 1) re-establishing extinct spawning populations of endangered Lost River and Shortnose Suckers and 2) re-introducing extinct populations of Chinook salmon in the Upper Klamath River Basin.