Farewell and Best Wishes to Key Science Team Member
Josh Vest, IWJV’s longtime Science Coordinator, has been an incredibly valued team member at our Joint Venture for over a decade. His many contributions have positioned our organization to be what it is today: a thriving habitat conservation partnership engaged in impactful collaborative efforts across the West.
Josh recently announced that has accepted a new position as the Science Coordinator for the Prairie Pothole Joint Venture (PPJV), headquartered in Great Falls, Montana. Though we are losing a great contributor to the IWJV, the North American waterfowl management community is gaining a well-placed asset at the PPJV.
Josh played an instrumental role in developing the IWJV’s science foundation as our first-ever Science Coordinator hired in 2009. He will truly be missed, not only for his science acumen and contributions but also for his team-first spirit and incredible work ethic. Josh has been a key fixture on our staff for a decade and deserves lots of credit for our progress and accomplishments. He will be missed by our whole crew.
We are confident Josh will thrive in his new role at the PPJV and we look forward to working with him as the three Joint Ventures in Montana coordinate efforts with local partners. Please join us in wishing him the very best and sending a well-deserved “congrats” to Josh!
We will begin the process of addressing this key vacancy in IWJV in 2020. Stay tuned for that job announcement.