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Position: Riparian Analyst
Organization: Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society "Cows and Fish"
Location: Lethbridge / Calgary, Alberta

Cows and Fish is currently looking to fill several positions to collect and interpret riparian health inventory data. Self-directed and motivated individuals are required to assist with riparian inventory and health assessments in Alberta for Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society – known as Cows and Fish. You will be part of a team collecting vegetative and physical baseline information of riparian function on various streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands across Alberta during the summer months. Inventory data collected will assist local communities and our organization to address riparian land management issues throughout the province.

You will possess a B.Sc. in Agriculture, Biological or Environmental Sciences with a strong emphasis in range management and terrestrial / aquatic ecology. Related degree or diploma with experience working on ecological data collection and sustainable agricultural issues will be considered. Strong plant identification skills are required. You must be highly proficient using computers and have strong written communication skills because report writing is a large component of the position. You will have strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills. An understanding of landscape processes including fluvial geomorphology and watershed function is an asset. Candidates must be willing to travel extensively overnight away from home and possess a valid Class 5 driver’s license. Refer to our web site for full job details. You should be available for an in-person interview on select dates Jan 20-24 in Lethbridge or Calgary.

There are multiple positions for which we are looking for candidates:

1. Riparian Resource Analyst – 2 or 3 positions. This is a full time position (starting Feb-Apr 2020). The position will be offered as a one-year term with the intention of extension to 2 additional years. The position will be based in the Lethbridge or Calgary, with most of Oct-June being office-based. Through much of June to September (M-F), individuals are required to live in a camp setting while working in the field away from the office base.

2. Riparian Resource Technician – 1 or 2 positions. This is a seasonal (full time), 4-5 month term position (starting Apr or May) with a possibility of extension. This position is field-oriented and requires individuals to live in a camp setting most work days (M-F). Individuals that have not yet completed the educational requirements may be considered.

Please indicate which position(s) you are applying for and which locations you are willing to consider.

Submit applications by Jan 5, 2020 to: Email:

Questions can be sent to prior to the deadline. Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and references. If applying for the Analyst position, 2 writing samples must be provided. Please submit all items as 1 file. Early applications are encouraged.


  • Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • Interviews will be held Jan 20-24, 2020 in Lethbridge or Calgary area, Alberta. Candidates should be available to attend an in-person interview during that time.

About Us

The Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society, also known as "Cows and Fish", is a non-profit society striving to foster a better understanding of how improvements in grazing and other management of riparian areas can enhance landscape health and productivity, for the benefit of landowners, agricultural producers, communities and others who use and value riparian areas.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Dec 3 2019    ID: 55290