The incumbent is the Colorado Plateau Coordinator for the Native Plant Materials Development Program and management strategy development for the Colorado Plateau (Plateau) and functions as the lead for management of the native plant materials program and conservation of sensitive species on the Plateau. The incumbent is considered the BLM expert and advisor in matters relating to native plant materials and management of native plant resources on the Plateau. This position is on the Branch of Renewal Resources staff in the Division of Natural Resources, Utah State Office, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Incumbent ensures coordination and consistency of native plant materials collection and development and native plant management within and among the Plateau states of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona and that development of native plant materials is conducted using proper protocol. Incumbent coordinates these efforts with the appropriate BLM State Offices and Washington Office Plant Conservation Program Lead, Seeds of Success Coordinator and the National Seed Coordinator. Incumbent also coordinate activities, including studies and research, with the various external entities working with native plants on the Plateau including the Uncompahgre Plateau working group, various universities and colleges, other federal agencies, (e.g. Forest Service, NPS, FWS, NRCS, ARS, and USGS), State agencies such as the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, CPCESU, and others. Incumbent provides technical expertise and facilitates technology transfer and coordinate and guide the native plant research and the development and location of demonstration sites that showcase the application of restoration and conservation activities and treatments on the Plateau.