Pacific Northwest Conservation Advocate
Pacific Northwest - Seattle or Portland preferred
Type of Job
Jul 8, 2022
About the job
WildEarth Guardians is seeking a full-time advocate in our Wild Places Program to lead Guardians’ regional efforts to protect and restore lands, waters, and wildlife and fish habitat on national forests in Oregon, Washington, and northern California from the impacts of forest roads and decades of exploitation and mismanagement. The PNW Conservation Advocate is responsible for tracking, commenting on, and building cases to challenge National Forest projects and plans to advance Guardians’ ReWilding Initiative and Wild Places Program goals. Part of this work will include integrating the concept of “Forest Wisdom” (as related to new science around mycorrhizal networks in forests, and Traditional Ecological Knowledge and beliefs long held by Indigenous Peoples) in advocating for forest protection on Forest Service lands.
Additionally, the PNW Advocate will lead Guardians advocacy for the Legacy Roads and Trails (LRT) program at local, regional, and national levels. This includes participating in partnerships, advocating for congressional funding, communicating with offices of elected officials, and tracking LRT funding implementation. The Pacific Northwest Conservation Advocate will also develop and maintain relationships with Tribal Nations impacted by actions on National Forest lands and promote the incorporation of indigenous perspectives into land management perspectives through improved government-to-government relations.
The PNW Conservation Advocate will report to the Public Lands Attorney and work closely with the Wild Places Team, Wild Places Program Director, Wild Places Staff Attorney, and ReWilding Manager, as well external partners to implement existing and develop new strategies that advance the ReWilding Initiative’s and Wild Places Program’s goals and objectives in support of Guardians’ overall mission.
For more information and to apply, see the full job listing on our Careers page.