Bighorn River Basin Project Manager

About Trout Unlimited

Trout Unlimited is a national organization with about 300,000 members and supporters organized into over 400 chapters and councils nationwide. These dedicated grassroots volunteers are matched by a respected staff of organizers, lawyers, policy experts, and scientists, who work out of more than 40 offices across the country. Our mission is to conserve, protect, and restore North America's cold-water fisheries and their watersheds.

Position Summary

The Bighorn River Basin Project Manager identifies and implements projects to improve streamflows, restore stream and riparian habitat, improve fish passage and rehabilitate or replace aging irrigation infrastructure to accommodate fish movement in the Bighorn River Basin in Wyoming. The position also participates in youth education programs, primarily through Trout Unlimited's Adopt a Trout Program, with local school districts. The position is based in Cody, WY.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the East Yellowstone Chapter of Trout Unlimited to coordinate project and fundraising efforts
  • Work with state and federal agencies to collect field data for project development and monitoring
  • Maintain existing partnerships and ongoing restoration projects with landowners and non-profit organizations in the Bighorn River watershed
  • Work with Trout Unlimited staff and volunteers on fundraising, including identifying potential funding sources, drafting grant proposals, and developing relationships with funders
  • Develop curriculum with the Wyoming Council of Trout Unlimited for local youth education efforts
  • On-the-ground project oversight and monitoring
  • Office administration including grant reporting, invoicing and tracking project budgets
  • Manage an average annual budget of $500,000 - $1,000,000.
  • Non-supervisory position

This is not an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities.


  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred
  • Professional experience in natural resource management or restoration/conservation project management
  • Demonstrated performance in grant writing and other fundraising activities
  • Experience in fisheries, water quality or water quantity/flow restoration
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work constructively with diverse partners and/or private landowners
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Previous experience with media, or outreach
  • Good organizational and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work independently while managing complex projects
  • Travel within the region as necessary

How to Apply

Please send a letter of interest and resume to Katie Becker at No phone calls please. Open until filled.

Please fill out this voluntary form and submit it as an attachment to this email address.

TU is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer pursuant to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act & Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistant Act.

TU hires staff without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.


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