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Position: Intern Biologist for Wilderness Stewardship
Type: volunteer position with room & board, more (see below)
Organization: Wilderness Stewardship Foundation
Location: Gold Bridge, Bridge River Country, Interior BC

The Wilderness Stewardship Foundation, located in Gold Bridge, British Columbia, is offering a position as a biologist or as an environmental scientist with knowledge in resource management.


The Wilderness Stewardship Foundation strives to take resource management to a broader level to include research and local knowledge to influence management decisions on all resources. The goal is to train public to become stewards of the wilderness resources.

The foundation's directors have a combined experience of over six decades of hands-on experience in managing wilderness stewardship projects, wilderness steward training, and addressing past referrals and assessments, having sought a balance between resource use and preservation in the Cariboo Chilcotin region for over 30 years.

The foundation's mission is to develop environmental research and training programs in the fields of resource management and environmental stewardship, to distribute literature based on research findings in the fields described above, and to promote sustainable living practices and responsible resource management among businesses and households.

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, self-driven individual to act as the foundation's biologist. We are seeking a candidate who can manage themselves very well. The biologist manifests the scientific background of existing projects in the topic Resource Management which includes Wildlife, Forests, Grassland and Range, Park Management and Water. We offer interesting possibility to work in the field and make outdoor research like Mountain Goat population counts and collecting grizzly bear hair samples collection.

The successful candidate will be responsible for special projects and will be the project manager of ongoing stewardship and resource management projects, planning future projects, securing funding for the foundation's projects/activities, responding to consultations and referrals, as well as any other duties deemed necessary.

The successful candidate will be expected to work 40 hours per week. The biologist will be living onsite, where he/she has direct access to her fieldwork and the South Chilcotin Mountains. The WSF will care for the biologist with accommodation and full board onsite. During days off, there are opportunities to explore various activities offered such as hiking, grizzly viewing and horse riding.

Job duties

  • Ensure the implementation of the foundation's mission and objectives

  • Knowledge how to work in the field

  • Coordinate stewardship and resource management projects

  • Develop citizen science projects for the collection of wildlife data

  • Data collection and analyses

  • Respond to consultations and referrals

  • Organize the recruitment and involvement of research

  • Organize meetings with relevant stakeholders

  • Convey progress, issues and challenges to the board of directors


  • Degree in environmental science, biology, ecology or related disciplines

  • Strong research and analytical skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills

  • Strong networking skills

  • Very organized; able to organize self and others

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office programs or similar (e.g. Word, Excel, Access etc)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in non-profit organization

  • Experience of relevant provincial legislation

  • Experience of computerized data management (e.g. using SPSS or similar)

  • Knowledge of local flora and fauna

  • Full, clean driver's license

  • Experience with horses

Personal characteristics

  • Ability to adapt to new environments

  • Willingness to work in a wilderness area

  • Flexible and adaptable

  • Sense of humor

  • Ability to work under pressure

We offer Room & Board to all our staff, and the chance to experience the Canadian Wilderness by living in a remote Ranch in the sunny South Chilcotin Mountains.

If you are interested in this position, please send us your resume and cover letter at:

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GoodWork ID: 44584       Date posted to Mar 11 2018