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Location:  Central Oregon and Southeast Washington

Salary: $2,500-2,850/month

Start Date: 06/01/2013

Last Date to Apply: 03/31/2013


Eco Logical Research, Inc. is seeking self-motivated individuals with an interest in stream ecology, fisheries science, habitat restoration, and/or geomorphology to work the summer field season in one of three sub-basins of the Columbia River in Washington and Oregon. The primary job duties are to perform detailed surveys of stream habitat and channel topography using the Columbia Habitat Monitoring Program (CHaMP) protocol, and monitoring juvenile steelhead and Chinook salmon populations as part of the Integrated Status and Effectiveness Monitoring Program (ISEMP). Some positions may also include constructing instream restoration structures with hand tools as part of a large scale experiment.


Prospective employees will ideally have a background in biology, preferably in relation to fish, familiarity with GIS, basics of land surveying (e.g., using a total station), and experience living and working in the outdoors. Candidates must be able to work well with others, usually in a crew of 3-6, while working long and sometimes arduous days. Camping for multiple days and packing heavy loads of equipment in and out of sites is often required. Previous wilderness first aid knowledge is a plus, but not required. Most gear will be provided, including crew housing during off days. Employees will work a set schedule of eight days on followed by six days off, and receive a monthly salary ranging from $2,500-2,850/month plus $10 per diem, depending on experience. Positions begin in early June and extend through the end of August. Some positions may extend into the fall months. All employees will be required to attend a two week training session beginning at the beginning of June in Cove, OR.



Background in biology, preferably in relation to fish, familiarity with GIS, and/or basics of land surveying (e.g., using a total station).

To apply

Interested parties are encouraged to apply by sending a cover letter, resume, and references to . Please visit our website at  for a better overview of the company and our work.


Contact Person: Andrew Hill and Gus Wathen,