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Welcoming Josh Vest, Our New Science Coordinator

Josh began working as the Science Coordinator for the PPJV in January this year. While Josh may be new to the PPJV partnership, he has extensive experience working with Joint Ventures. Prior to joining the PPJV, Josh served as the Science Coordinator for the Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) for 10 years. While there, much of his work was focused on conservation planning as well as technical transfer of science and JV objectives to conservation programs, particularly with NRCS. Josh is originally from Mississippi, where he grew up working on his family’s cattle and soybean farm and enjoyed fishing and pursuing waterfowl and upland birds. He went on to earn his BS and MS degrees in Wildlife Science from Mississippi State University with an emphasis on waterfowl and wetland ecology and management. He obtained his PhD in Wildlife Biology from Utah State University, where he studied overwinter ecology of waterfowl on the Great Salt Lake.

When asked about his transition to the PPJV, Josh replied: “I am truly excited for this opportunity with the PPJV and to be working in t