New Mexico Restoration Specialist Internship

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever

Taos, New Mexico

Job Type Paid Internship
Salary Details Up to $20 per hour based on experience.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Location: 1 position Taos, New Mexico

START DATE: Negotiable, target start date is May 1st – May 30th, 2024.

END DATE: Negotiable, but target is August 1st – August 31st, 2024.

Pheasants Forever is seeking interested people for a seasonal position located in Taos, New Mexico. This seasonal position will be working directly with Pheasants Forever, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Intermountain West Joint Venture, and other partner staff to assist in habitat projects in Taos, on the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument and other nearby areas. This position will be needed from approximately May to August (negotiable). Day to day supervision will come from PF, BLM, and partner staff.

We are looking for motivated individuals with the ability to work long hours in the field during peak field season.  Knowledge of and passion for wildlife management, natural resources management, conservation, and working lands is sought. Work will involve mostly field work but also some office work. Field work will involve driving highway and off-road vehicles and traversing rugged terrain on foot. A valid driver’s license is required.

This is a demanding but rewarding job. The right individual will gain incredible experience working with landowners, resource personnel from several agencies, and volunteers while building, enhancing and maintaining conservation projects and wildlife habitat.

Qualifications Needed

  • Able to work outdoors
  • Knowledge of vegetation monitoring practices
  • Ability to use GPS units
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Excellent communication
  • Able to work with an interdisciplinary team
  • Accept varied and changing responsibilities in the job, develop and sustain cooperative working relationships with partner agencies and the public.


  • Project monitoring- Assist Taos BLM resource staff with monitoring on previously completed and upcoming projects including wildlife fencing, maintenance and building water catchments and monitoring aquatic projects.
  • Field work- Assist Taos District BLM staff and partner agency staff with field work including but not limited to- fence removal, building water catchments, and habitat structure improvements.
  • Contractor oversight- inspecting contractors work and documenting by photos and write ups if project specifications are being met.
  • Install and maintain project signage

Applicants are encouraged to explore these resources to learn more about the BLM-IWJV- PF partnership’s work:

SALARY: Up to $20 per hour (based on experience)


HOW TO APPLY: ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Please combine your cover letter, resume and 3 references into a single Word document or PDF file before uploading to the “Resume” area of your application on the Recruitment website at www.pheasantsforever.org/jobs. Additional questions may be directed to Kathy McKim, NM Coordinating Wildlife Biologist, at kmckim@pheasantsforever.org or 505-330-3884.

Pheasants Forever, Inc and Quail Forever is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with disability, or any other category that may be protected by law.

More about the BLM-IWJV partnership:

In 2016, the Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) established Partnering to Conserve Sagebrush Rangelands, an initiative spanning all or parts of the 11 western states. Together, the IWJV and BLM along with numerous state and local partners have worked together to build this initiative into an established model, delivering conservation and restoration through a collaborative, cross boundary landscape scale approach. The IWJV’s role is to support the BLM and partners by providing: 1) coordination and staffing to increase field-level capacity in priority landscapes, 2) science capacity and technical transfer to better focus implementation and evaluate outcomes, 3) enhanced communications and outreach, and 4) strengthened partnerships for projects related to sage grouse and sagebrush ecosystems.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category General / Stewardship , Restoration , Wildlife