Science and Adaptive Management Committee

On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Collaborative Program (MRGESCP or Collaborative Program), we are pleased to invite all interested and qualified individuals to apply to serve on the Collaborative Program’s Science and Adaptive Management Committee (SAMC). SAMC members will play a vital role in helping the Collaborative Program operate under a science and adaptive management framework. The SAMC will coordinate and synthesize scientific work related to listed species and the Middle Rio Grande ecosystem, which will inform management that impacts the species.

To that end, we seek applicants with:

  • Technical expertise specific to the Middle Rio Grande and its listed species (the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse, the Pecos sunflower, the Rio Grande silvery minnow, the Southwestern willow flycatcher, and the yellow-billed cuckoo) in one or more of the following areas:
    • Aquatic biology
    • Terrestrial biology
    • Ecosystem ecology
    • Hydrology
    • Geomorphology
    • Genetics
    • Climate science
    • Soil science
    • Watershed resource planning
  • Strong communication and analytical skills,
  • A collaborative mindset, and
  • The ability to interpret scientific findings across multiple disciplines.

While SAMC positions are unpaid, serving on the SAMC provides the opportunity to learn about and evaluate MRGESCP research from a broader perspective, and to engage in the adaptive management process. If you are interested in applying or would like to nominate a colleague to serve on the SAMC, please download the application. Contact Catherine Murphy, MRGESCP Science Coordinator, by phone (612-900-4459) or email ( with any questions. Completed applications are due to by Friday, October 2, 2020.