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Grande Ronde Model Watershed is Hiring!

Job Title: Biological Technician (temporary position)

Job Announcement: The Grande Ronde Model Watershed is actively seeking one motivated individual to conduct habitat and snorkel surveys in the Upper Grande Ronde watershed for the 2020 field season.

Where: La Grande, Oregon

Position Summary: Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record. Navigation to work sites, respectfully working on public and private lands and using a map, Android operating system tablet, and GPS are a must. Day to day requirements include hiking on rugged, slippery, steep terrain in varying weather conditions for numerous hours in a day while collecting quality data. Proficiency in Microsoft Access, Excel, ArcGIS Survey 123, and fish identification skills are highly preferential.

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    Through the GRMW Education Outreach Program we have developed Ripples in the Grande Ronde, a quarterly newsletter that is distributed through Union and Wallowa county's local newspapers as an insert.

    The newsletter highlights collaborative projects in the Grande Ronde Basin, serves as a media source for other natural resource agencies, and includes a variety of water-related information equally interesting to adults and children. You may select newsletters below and view them in PDF format. If you would like a printed copy of the Ripples, contact the GRMW office.


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      People Restoring Rivers

      In 2009, the GRMW teamed up with Green Fire Productions to create a documentry of the Six Ranch Restoration project called "The Best Country".

      Today we have a great opportunity to restore salmon and steelhead habitat in northeastern Oregon.

      In The Best Country two longtime Wallowa valley ranching families tell their stories about restoring salmon and steelhead habitat on their land.

      Runtime: 35 min
      Filmed in High Definition
      Music by Brady Goss, Thatcher Carter, Matt Cooper.
      Produced by Greenfire Productions