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Ad Title: Anticipating two Research Scientist opportunities at the Rocky Mtn Research Station, Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute
Location: Missoula, MT
Post Date: 05/06/19
Contact: Susan Fox, Director, Aldo Leopold Wilderness Resea
City: Missoula
State: MT
Zip: 59801
Phone (W): 406-542-4193
Website: visit our website...
The Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS) will soon be advertising TWO key scientist positions at the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute in Missoula, Montana. Both positions are open to federal and non-federal employees. Applicants must be US citizens.

The Institute is the only federal research group in the United States dedicated to the development and dissemination of knowledge needed to improve management of wilderness, parks, and similarly protected areas. Research at the Institute focuses on five problem areas: 1) Recreation – recreation experiences and the impacts of recreation, 2) Relationships – relationships between people and protected lands, 3) Disturbance, including fire, climate and land use change 4) Larger systems – wilderness in the context of larger ecological and social systems, and 5) Science delivery – the delivery and application of scientific knowledge and tools. Furthermore, the Institute conducts and produces wilderness relevant science using a three-pronged approach: i) Science for wilderness – informing effective stewardship and management of wilderness, ii) Wilderness for landscape sustainability – improving understanding of the roles of protected lands to the ecological, economic, and social processes, services, and integrity of larger landscapes, and iii) Wilderness for science – using wilderness as laboratories and benchmarks to understand the causes and consequences of environmental change, minimally confounded by other influences. The Institute focuses on the interface between landscape and community ecology with an emphasis on bridging the gap between ecological theory and conservation management and policy.

DUTY STATION: The duty station is Missoula, Montana. For information about the ALWRI, the website is Missoula, Montana is a full service community nestled on the east side of the Bitterroot Mountains where the Blackfoot and Bitterroot Rivers join the Clark Fork River. The community is surrounded by public and private timberlands and is the home of the University of Montana. This scenic city is bustling with activity, as western Montana's regional source for business, culture, medical services, retail, and entertainment. There are opportunities for fishing, thousands of miles of trails, and plenty of guides and shops to clue you in on the hot spots. Within 20 minutes of Missoula, you will discover a ski area that receives more than 300 inches of snow per season. With an area population of more than 80,000, Missoula has what you'd expect to find in a city--a wide range of hotels, restaurants, shops and galleries, several museums, a ballet company, live theater and a symphony. Missoula is home to a College of Technology and the University of Montana.

More information on the Missoula area can be found on the internet at For additional information regarding Missoula, MT and the surrounding communities, please visit the following webpages at: or call the Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce at 406-543-6623.

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