Range Rider Job Announcement
Compensation: $2,250/month plus housing, vehicle use, field equipment, horse pasture, and hay.
Time Period: May 1st-October 31st with the possibility of extension through November. Start date is flexible, but applicant must be able to commit to working through October.
Position Description: The Centennial Valley Association is seeking two dedicated individuals to join our Range Rider/Wildlife Team for the 2018 season! The Centennial Valley Association (CVA) is a locally driven, landowner-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve traditional ranching as a way of life in the Centennial Valley, and to maintain quality open space, wildlife habitat, water quality, and wildlife migration corridors as they exist today for future generations. The CVA is located in the Centennial Valley in southwestern Montana, an extremely remote, high altitude valley, with the nearest grocery store about two hours away. The CVA is known for being the main disseminator of information in the Valley and uniting local ranchers, the community, agencies, NGOs, and other groups to collaborate effectively to make informed conservation decisions.
Range Riders will report directly to the CVA’s Wildlife Program Coordinator. Riders will be responsible for closely monitoring herds of cattle of participating landowners, with the intent of minimizing livestock stress and losses due to predation, as well as tracking wildlife across the Centennial Valley. Range Riders will work as a team to accomplish the goals of:
- Identifying and documenting key wildlife and their movements in the Valley, especially bears and wolves.
- Minimizing wildlife-livestock conflict, especially predation.
- Reducing the number of unconfirmed cattle deaths.
- Removing cattle carcasses when and where it is appropriate.
- Effectively communicating information about wildlife and the wildlife program to the community.
To read the full announcement and application instructions, click here.