Next Board Meeting – July 19

The NDCTWS Board Meeting will be held July 19, 2016 at the ND Game and Fish Department Lab in Bismarck – 9:30am.

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ND Natural Resource Trust Full-time Position Announcement – Closes July 29, 2016

 

North Dakota Natural Resources Trust – 1605 East Capitol Ave., Ste. 101 – Bismarck, ND 58501 – Phone: 701-223-8501

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIAN

Location: Bismarck, ND

CLOSES: July 29, 2016

The North Dakota Natural Resources Trust (Trust) is seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant/Biological Technician for our Bismarck office.  This job is a full-time position.

The Administrative Assistant/Biological Technician provides assistance to Trust staff and board on a variety of organizational, administrative and management matters.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing the day-to-day operations of the office, providing technology support and assisting staff with project related work.

This position requires experience with multiple types of computer software, web content management, office phone systems, smart phone technology and file management.  Candidates must be detail oriented, motivated and have excellent communication, organizational and people skills.  Candidates must have a genuine interest in natural resource management and a commitment to caring for North Dakota’s land, air and water in a manner that enhances our quality of life and land stewardship legacy going forward.

The applicant must have a four year degree and at least three years of professional experience or ten years of relevant experience.

The salary range is $37,429 to $55,585 commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Other benefits include paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance and employer retirement contribution.  Qualified persons may apply by submitting a letter of interest, resume and three work references (including names, addresses and telephone numbers) to the above address or by submitting to the following e-mail address by closing date:   keith@naturalresourcestrust.com

Visit our website at http://www.ndnrt.com/

Download the announcement: ND Natural Resources Trust Announcement – Administrative Assistant / Biological Technician

Conservation Note – Landowners Support Conservation!

The Chapter and the North Dakota Wildlife Federation are partnering on a conservation outreach project that is targeted to our State legislators.These notes cover current topics and issues affecting sportsmen, sportswomen and youth in ND. Click on Conservation Note #3 – Conservation Notes 3_Landowners Support Conservation  For more information on this note, contact Mike McEnroe, President, ND Wildlife Federation, (memcenroe@bis.midco.net) or Rick Nelson, President-elect, NDCTWS, bluebill@bis.midco.net.

The Bismarck Tribune features “Lake Oahe land transfer under fire”

A quiet movement is underway among the Governor’s Office, and Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp to institute federal legislation to transfer approximately 9,000 acres of federal land above elevation 1620 feet along Lake Oahe to private or state ownership.  Most of the area is in the upper reaches of Lake Oahe and includes about 2,000 acres of Wildlife Management Area. Please read more about this in a story written by Lauren Donovan in the Bismarck Tribune.  http://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/lake-oahe-land-transfer-under-fire/article_6956d365-ff58-5f44-b810-2e0754be16a5.html

PRAIRIE MATTERS

The North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society is launching a new Facebook, Blog and Instagram site called “Prairie Matters”. The intent of this site is to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of native prairie on the northern Great Plains.

Among the topics that we will be highlighting this summer and fall include:

  1. Species of plants and animals that are iconic symbols of native prairie.
  2. Research being conducted on plants and animals found in the northern Great Plains.
  3. Species of conservation concern.

This site is NOT a political forum; the goal is to simply get people to care about and value this unique ecosystem and the plants and animals that depend upon it.

So please like and share these sites with friends and colleagues.

https://prairiematters.org/

https://www.facebook.com/prairiematters/

https://www.instagram.com/prairiematters/

 

 

Outdoor Recreation Conservation Note #2

The Chapter and the North Dakota Wildlife Federation are partnering on a conservation outreach project that is targeted to our State legislators.The monthly notes cover current topics and issues affecting sportsmen, sportswomen and youth in ND. Click on Conservation Note – Outdoor Recreation 2 for the second monthly installment. For more information on this note, contact Mike McEnroe, President, ND Wildlife Federation, (memcenroe@bis.midco.net) or Rick Nelson, President-elect, NDCTWS.

Meadowlark Whiplash Video

Meadowlark Whiplash: Why the State Bird of North Dakota is Leaving Home can be viewed here or by clicking on the ‘Articles and Videos’ tab on the home page.

The Western Meadowlark is the state bird of North Dakota. Like the human cultures that have grown on the landscape for millennia, the wildlife and natural ecosystem have depended on native tall grass prairie. Today, it’s nearly all gone from the state. Soon, the meadowlark may be too. (Published by Sandbagger News on February 9, 2016)

Outdoor Recreation Conservation Note

The Chapter and the North Dakota Wildlife Federation are partnering on a conservation outreach project that is targeted to our State legislators.The monthly notes will cover current topics and issues affecting sportsmen, sportswomen and youth in our State. Click on Outdoor Recreation Conservation Note for the first monthly installment. For more information contact Al Sapa (asap@bis.midco.net)

Central Mountain and Plains Annual Meeting Dates Announced

The Central Mountain and Plains Annual Meeting entitled “Seeing the Wildlife Through the Trees: Challenges and Conservation of Forests and Wildlife” is being held in Steamboat Springs, CO August 8-11, 2016. All information for the meeting and registration can be found at http://drupal.wildlife.org/colorado/node/23

Board Meeting – April 12, 2016

The NDCTWS Board will meet on April 12, 2016 at the ND Game and Fish Department Wildlife Health Lab. Meeting begins at 9:30am.