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New Mexico Grasslands Restoration Project Coordinator

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Roswell or Carlsbad, New Mexico


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Sep 20, 2023

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Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV) is seeking an experienced New Mexico Grasslands Restoration Project Manager to support the Restore New Mexico partnership in their mesquite removal and grassland restoration efforts in southeast New Mexico. This position will coordinate and expand a successful, established partnership. Primary duties include maintaining regular communications among PLJV staff and partners in New Mexico working on grasslands conservation, conducting outreach to engage landowners in mesquite removal as well as communicating with landowners already enrolled in programs to remove mesquite on their rangelands, and collecting social science and vegetation data.


PLJV is a regional partnership of federal and state wildlife agencies, conservation groups and private industry dedicated to conserving bird habitat throughout portions of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The Joint Venture facilitates cooperation among a broad coalition of partners on the national, regional, state and local levels to fund and implement habitat conservation. We provide regional planning, value­-added efficiency and implementation approaches, while our partners provide financial, technical and local expertise to develop conservation projects. In addition, PLJV supports local conservation partnerships, state agencies and other partners by developing various decision support tools, as well as providing education about how to use the tools to target and deliver the most effective habitat conservation. PLJV also works with a variety of partners to inform landowners about conservation programs and to target conservation efforts in areas that will provide the most benefit.


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Playa Lakes Joint Venture is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks a diverse applicant pool. Please email your application documents as one complete PDF file to All applications should include a one-page cover letter and a resume. In the cover letter, please include salary requirements and an estimated start date. The deadline for all applications is October 13, 2023.

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