The Aquatic Restoration Program is a key component of the APWC’s mission and Strategic Plan for watershed restoration. The project manager will help guide and develop the APWC’s Aquatic Restoration Program by managing currently developed projects and identifying new restoration projects.  They will be the primary driver in developing, funding, implementing, monitor, and managing all aspects of our current and future instream habitat restoration projects, including fish passage, irrigation efficiency, and large woody debris, throughout the Applegate watershed. Resulting projects will improve conditions for the benefit of aquatic life, wildlife, plants, communities, and community members.

Local partnerships are a key element to all projects in the Applegate Watershed. The project manager will closely collaborate and coordinate with APWC staff, a broad group of partnering entities including but not limited to the Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, Oregon Water Resources Department, and local community members and landowners.  These partnerships are essential in developing strong projects and are an extremely important component of this position.


Salary:             $46,000 – $85,000 annually (DOE); benefits include a healthcare stipend, vacation and sick time off, 6 holidays, flexible hours, and matching contributions to a retirement savings plan.

Location:         Office: Ruch, OR and Remote Office; Field Work: Jackson/Josephine Counties

This position requires the successful applicant to be available locally.  Work can be conducted from our office in Ruch or from a home office.  APWC has a family-friendly environment, and a flexible work schedule that occasionally include weekends.

Tagged as: biologist, fisheries science, hydrologist, natural science

About Applegate Partnership & Watershed Council

The Applegate Partnership & Watershed Council (APWC) is a small non-profit organization promoting ecological, economic and community well-being in the Applegate Watershed through on-the-ground projects and strategic collaborations.  Our organization has implemented successful restoration and outreach projects across the watershed since the early 1990’s based on values of inclusion, mutually beneficial partnerships, resilience, and transparency. Our small staff and supportive Board of Directors focus our efforts on instream, riparian, irrigation efficiency, upland fuels, and outdoor education projects in our highly diverse 500,000-acre Applegate River Watershed.  The Applegate River is a major tributary of the Rogue River, nestled in southern Oregon.