Cascade Fisheries is working to restore native fish habitat through enhancement, education, and community engagement.


Position Description                                                               

Position Title: Salmon Habitat Project Manager

Work Location: Wenatchee, WA Reports To: Executive Director Status: Full time, non-exempt

Compensation: $28-$32 per hour (DOQ), plus medical, dental, and paid time off benefits


Position summary:

We are seeking a motivated and collaborative person to facilitate and implement stream restoration projects in Chelan County. This new position at Cascade Fisheries will be responsible for advancing projects and priorities identified through the Coordinated Resource Management (CRM) group, a partnership with Cascadia Conservation District and Trout Unlimited. Together, our organizations restore native fish habitat through process-based restoration actions such as culvert removals, beaver dam analogs, post assisted log structures and riparian planting. The selected candidate will be responsible for supporting a team of peers advancing a ten-year strategy to restore and enhance tributaries to the Wenatchee and Entiat Rivers. They will

carry out all aspects of habitat restoration by identifying new opportunities, writing grants and permit applications, coordinating the procurement of materials, equipment, and contractors, and implementing projects. This position is expected to set and facilitate regular CRM meetings and will maintain a strong linkage between the CRM partners.



Project Manager Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Identify, develop, and pursue funding for salmon habitat restoration
  • Manage the design of restoration projects – coordinate with stakeholders, regulatory personnel, engineers, and other technical Review designs and ensure compliance with stakeholder and resource objectives.
  • Implement the techniques and principles of Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration
  • Develop and manage project timelines and budgets in cooperation with the Executive Director, staff, and Ensure projects are on schedule and within budget.
  • Grant management and
  • Develop scopes of work, conduct competitive bid processes, execute contracts, and supervise subcontractors (engineers, construction contractor, etc.).
  • Construction management and
  • Acquire all necessary regulatory permits, landowner agreements, utility access,
  • Coordinate fish removals and other project elements with state and federal
  • Coordinate (gather agenda items, set meeting dates, take notes) facilitate, and attend
  • Coordinate monitoring program for CRM


Administrative Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Track billable hours, miles traveled, purchases and other items and report regularly to finance manager and funding
  • Assist Financial Manager with grant
  • Participate in Staff and Board meetings and outreach


Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • In-depth knowledge of the riverine environment as it relates to native fish and their habitat
  • Experience with techniques and principles of fish habitat restoration and Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration
  • Experience collecting and evaluating ground and surface water
  • Experience writing and managing salmon habitat restoration
  • Experience with Arc
  • Ability to effectively communicate and cooperate with stakeholders including private
  • Experience managing professional service, construction, and associated
  • Ability to develop and track project budgets and
  • Experience with local, state, and federal permitting
  • Proficiency in written and oral communication to diverse
  • Ability to work effectively alone and in a collaborative



A Bachelor’s degree in fisheries, natural resources, construction management, hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, engineering or similar degree, and two years of work experience that closely resembles the duties and responsibilities of this position.


Special Requirements:

A valid Washington State driver’s license. A valid First Aid and CPR Certification is required if supervising interns or volunteers. A Washington State Patrol background check is required for all personnel working directly with children.


Working Conditions:

Cascade Fisheries main office is in downtown Wenatchee, WA; however, staff are currently working remotely. Remote work is an option; however, this position is expected to meet frequently with Cascade Fisheries staff, project partners and landowners in Chelan County. Much of the work is spent on the computer and phone coordinating stakeholders and resources necessary to advance habitat restoration projects. During the field season, from May to October, Project Managers are typically in the field three to five days per week.

Work is performed outdoors, in inclement weather, and around dangerous construction equipment. Some projects are in remote and rugged terrain with limited to no cell phone service. This position is expected to be capable of walking small streams, planting trees, and doing physical labor associated with restoration activities.


To Apply:

Please send an electronic version of your cover letter, resume, and three professional references (5 pages or less) to Jason Lundgren at Please submit the required materials by 5pm on October 12th.