Employer: Forest Stewards Guild Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico. Other locations for remote work may be considered. Application deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis starting July 29th. Full position description and application instructions Summary: Dedicated to managing the Fire Adapted Communities New Mexico learning network (FACNM) and other duties as assigned. In this position, the successful applicant will support peer-learning and professional relationship building for members of the statewide network through outreach, education, network resources, and engagement. Network members include community leaders (HOA, Firewise, etc.), fire service personnel, local government officials (municipal, county, Tribal), and land management agency officials. The goal of FACNM programming is to create and share best practices for various aspects of community wildfire adaptation. To accomplish this goal, FACNM provides networking opportunities; education and outreach through blog posts, webinars, website upkeep and creation, and in-person learning exchanges; mitigation and educational events through the FACNM microgrant program; and planning for the annual New Mexico Wildland Urban Fire Summit (WUFS). Main components of the position are detailed in the full position description under these main areas:
  • Manage the Fire Adapted New Mexico learning network (FACNM)
  • Expand wildfire mitigation
  • Support Forest Stewards Guild work

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Employer: Forest Stewards Guild Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico. Other locations for remote work may be considered. Application deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis starting Ju...

Forest Stewards Guild, Southwest
Posted 2 weeks ago
Employer: Forest Stewards Guild Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico. Other locations in northern NM and southern CO (i.e., Chama, Taos, Alamosa, Pagosa) will also be considered. Application deadline: This position is open until filled. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis starting July 22nd. Full position description and application instructions Summary: Lead and maintain the Guild’s All-Lands Watershed Restoration Program with the goal of increasing the pace and scale of watershed restoration in the region. The Manager will be responsible for conducting, contracting and managing watershed restoration action plans (WRAP), wetland plans, and other riparian and watershed initiatives on four national forests in Colorado and New Mexico, managing agreements and contracts with the Forest Service, landowners, and Guild partners, applying for large landscape-scale grants to grow the watershed restoration program, engage in growing and maintaining partnerships, and participating in the 2-3-2 Cohesive Strategy Partnership.
  • Attend rural water user association meetings to work with community leaders as part of a holistic community-centered approach.
  • Work from the existing Needs Assessment to determine where workforce development and/or training opportunities are needed to meet anticipated watershed restoration needs, as well as refresh it annually.
  • Pursue grant opportunities to establish a robust, multi-year, all-lands watershed restoration program. Examples could include the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and Bureau of Reclamation WaterSmart grant opportunities.
  • Conduct Watershed Restoration Action Planning (WRAPs) on NFS lands and similar approaches for non-NFS lands to collaboratively identify essential and complementary projects where landowners are amenable with an emphasis on identified focal watersheds
  • And more...

Employer: Forest Stewards Guild Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico. Other locations in northern NM and southern CO (i.e., Chama, Taos, Alamosa, Pagosa) will also be considered. Application deadline: This...

Forest Stewards Guild, Southwest
Posted 2 weeks ago
Employer: Forest Stewards Guild Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico. Other locations in northern NM and southern CO (i.e., Chama, Taos, Alamosa, Pagosa) will also be considered. Application deadline: This position is open until filled. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis starting July 11th. Full position description and application instructions Summary: We are seeking a dynamic and collaborative leader who is outgoing, personable, and skilled at connecting with individuals and groups. The successful candidate will use their experience in project management, partnership building, science communication, and ecological forestry to work with Guild staff, partners, and landowners to evaluate project needs, implement climate-smart forestry projects, conduct educational outreach, and facilitate collaborative participation, among other activities as project needs are identified. The successful individual will:
  • Work with a team to coordinate collaboration for the Rio Chama CFLRP and the 232 Cohesive Strategy Partnership,
  • Implement climate-smart forestry by working with a team to develop strategy and build partnerships for climate mitigation and forest resilience that benefits underserved and small-acreage forest landowners,
  • Support Forest Stewards Guild work by:
    • Maintaining and grow partnerships for Southwest programs,
    • As needed and desired, may support Guild prescribed fire operations,
    • Represent the Guild at professional conferences or events and perform public speaking, such as PowerPoint presentations or panel discussions to share on project deliverables or monitoring metrics,
    • and more.

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Job CategoryForest Stewards Guild

Employer: Forest Stewards Guild Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico. Other locations in northern NM and southern CO (i.e., Chama, Taos, Alamosa, Pagosa) will also be considered. Application deadline: Thi...

Forest Stewards Guild, Southwest
Posted 2 weeks ago
Employer: Forest Stewards Guild Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico. Other locations in northern NM and southern CO (i.e., Chama, Taos, Pagosa) will also be considered. Application deadline: Considerations on a rolling basis Full position description and application instructions Summary: Coordinate essential partnership functions of the 2-3-2 Cohesive Strategy Partnership and manage partnership and funder relations on the Rio Chama Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFLRP) project. In addition, this position will assist other staff in their partnership coordination. Using experience in project management, partnership building, and by integrating learning from other CFLRPs and shared stewardship efforts in the region, the successful candidate will work with partners to evaluate project needs, develop and maintain relationships with funders and stakeholders. As project needs are identified, the Partnership Coordinator will collaboratively develop solutions to move project outcomes forward.

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Job CategoryForest Stewards Guild

Employer: Forest Stewards Guild Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico. Other locations in northern NM and southern CO (i.e., Chama, Taos, Pagosa) will also be considered. Application deadline: Considerations...

Northeast
Posted 2 weeks ago
Employer: Natural Resources Council of Maine Location: Augusta, Maine Application deadline: July 19, 2024 Full position description and application instructions Summary: The Forests & Wildlife Program Director provides ongoing management and leadership for NRCM’s efforts to protect the natural character of the ecologically, economically, and recreationally important woods and wildlife of Maine. General responsibilities include advocacy before the Legislature and administrative bodies, communications with the media and public, collaboration with coalition partners, and project planning and implementation. The Program Director develops, maintains, and utilizes technical expertise on key policy issues in areas such as the ecological and economic values of Maine’s North Woods, habitat conservation, biodiversity, forest policy, outdoor recreation, and land use planning.

Employer: Natural Resources Council of Maine Location: Augusta, Maine Application deadline: July 19, 2024 Full position description and application instructions Summary: The Forests & Wildlife Pro...

Lake States
Posted 2 weeks ago
Employer: American Bird Conservancy (ABC) Location: Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge - Odessa, MN Application deadline: August ­2, 2024 Full position description and application instructions  Summary: ABC is looking for a motivated, detail-oriented individual with prairie, grassland, and wildlife habitat project and program management experience. This position will be employed by ABC and will function as an integral member of ABC Great Lakes Team and work in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). The Invasive Species Strike Team Coordinator (Coordinator) will oversee invasive species monitoring and control on USFWS owned properties across multiple Wetland Management Districts, with an emphasis on remnant prairies. The Coordinator will be housed at Big Stone NWR in Odessa, MN and supervise seasonal field crews operating across multiple counties.
  • Coordinate and oversee the planning and implementation of a comprehensive invasive species monitoring and mitigation program on federally owned lands.
  • Prioritize, plan, schedule, and implement invasive species control projects that utilize manual, mechanical, and/or chemical control methods while limiting impacts to other natural resources.
  • Monitor and track project and programmatic activities using a variety of database management software and GIS applications for assessing success, and to assist with invasive species management and monitoring.
  • Maintain a pesticide applicators license and other equipment certifications to operate ATV/UTVs, brush saws, chainsaws and other equipment to physically implement invasive species control treatments.
  • and more...

Employer: American Bird Conservancy (ABC) Location: Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge – Odessa, MN Application deadline: August ­2, 2024 Full position description and application instructions...

Lake States
Posted 2 weeks ago
Employer: American Bird Conservancy (ABC) Location: Rhinelander, Wisconsin Application deadline: July ­­­­31, 2024 Full position description and application instructions  Summary: The Wildlife Habitat Specialist (Habitat Specialist) will primarily work in Wisconsin with private landowners, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and other local partners to design and implement habitat management prescriptions on non-industrial private lands, following best management practices (BMPs) for focal bird species. The Habitat Specialist will also assist ABC in developing and coordinating additional bird conservation initiatives to expand ABC’s presence in the region. Duties will include, but are not limited to building partnerships (e.g., with NGO, public agency, and tribal entities), conducting outreach, providing technical forestry assistance for private landowners, assisting with ABC partnership projects on public lands, promoting ABC and its various programs, and assisting with grant preparation and reporting. 1. Works with a team of Habitat Specialists/Foresters to implement the ABC-NRCS RCPP Golden-winged Warbler project and other private and public lands initiatives. The team includes the Great Lakes Private Lands Director (project lead), and Private Lands Foresters/Wildlife Habitat Specialists in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. 2. Identifies and communicates with landowners and natural resource managers within designated focal regions to implement bird conservation activities. 3. Conducts field visits on private lands to evaluate properties for possible bird habitat treatments using focal species BMPs (e.g., Golden-winged Warbler, Kirtland’s Warbler, and Sharp-tailed Grouse). 4. Identifies and delineates project areas for non-commercial treatments such as tag alder or young aspen shearing. Identifies and communicates with contractors capable of completing these treatments, and continues to develop a growing referral list to provide to landowners. 5. And more...

Employer: American Bird Conservancy (ABC) Location: Rhinelander, Wisconsin Application deadline: July ­­­­31, 2024 Full position description and application instructions  Summary: The Wildlife Ha...

Lake States
Posted 2 weeks ago
Employer: American Bird Conservancy (ABC) Location: Within NE Illinois Project Area (Dekalb, Kane, DuPage, Cook, Kendall, Will, Grundy, or Kankakee Counties) Application deadline: July ­­­­31, 2024 Full position description and application instructions  Summary: The Oak Ecosystem Forester (Forester) will primarily work with private landowners, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Morton Arboretum, and other local partners in the region to implement best management practices (BMPs) on non-industrial private lands as part of ABC’s NRCS Oak Ecosystem Regional Conservation Partnership Program in NE Illinois and SE Wisconsin. The Forester will work closely with ABC’s Great Lakes Oak Ecosystem Coordinator to design and contract management prescriptions for oak ecosystem restoration by working directly with NRCS and other collaborative partners. Duties will include, but are not limited to providing technical forestry assistance for private landowners, building partnerships (e.g., with NGO, public agency, and tribal entities), assisting with ABC partnership projects on public lands, promoting ABC and its various programs, and assisting with grant preparation and reporting.

Employer: American Bird Conservancy (ABC) Location: Within NE Illinois Project Area (Dekalb, Kane, DuPage, Cook, Kendall, Will, Grundy, or Kankakee Counties) Application deadline: July ­­­­31, 202...

Lake States
Posted 2 weeks ago
Employer: American Bird Conservancy (ABC) Location: Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge - Rochert, MN  or Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge - McGregor, MN Application deadline: August 2, 2024 Full position description and application instructions  Summary: ABC is looking for two motivated, detail-oriented individuals with forestry and wildlife habitat project and program management experience. These positions will be employed by ABC and will function as integral members of the ABC Great Lakes Team, while working in close partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) at Tamarac or Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). The Coordinators will design and oversee site-level habitat projects, while advancing biologically driven, landscape-oriented, partnerships to implement science-based best management practices to mitigate population declines of at-risk bird species.
  • Work cooperatively with public and tribal lands partners in both a field and office setting to provide financial, technical, and project management assistance for all phases of forest and brushland habitat project operations.
  • Conduct field visits to evaluate prospective project sites for bird habitat treatments using focal species best management practices (BMPs) and provide project coordination and contractor oversight for a range of bird conservation projects.
  • Develop technical specifications, project designs, and silvicultural prescriptions to create management plans, write project contracts, and design budgets for projects to restore and enhance forest and brushland habitat for focal bird species.
  • Collaborate with partners to coordinate prescribed fire treatments to benefit wildlife habitat, forest health, and native plant community composition.
  • And more!

Employer: American Bird Conservancy (ABC) Location: Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge – Rochert, MN  or Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge – McGregor, MN Application deadline: August 2, 2...

Northeast
Posted 3 weeks ago
Employer:  Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Location:  Clarion, PA Application deadline:  July 16, 2024 at 11:59pm EST Full position description and application instructions  Summary: Are you passionate about preserving our natural resources? Do you enjoy working outdoors and making a difference in our forests and communities? The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is seeking a dedicated individual to join our team as a Forest Technician in the Clear Creek Forest District in Clarion County.  As a Forest Technician, you will play a crucial role in promoting proper forest management and stewardship on both private and state forest lands. This entry-level position offers opportunities for career advancement and growth. You will assist our foresters in collecting preliminary field data for stand analysis and developing forest management decisions. You'll be involved in tree planting, timber stand improvement, wildlife habitat management, and assist in wildfire prevention and suppression.  Join us and become a steward of Pennsylvania's forests, where your work will have a lasting impact on our environment and communities. Apply today and take the first step towards a rewarding career with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania!

Employer:  Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Location:  Clarion, PA Application deadline:  July 16, 2024 at 11:59pm EST Full position description and application instructions  Summary: Are you passiona...

Employer: The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Location: Asheville, North Carolina Application deadline: Thursday, July 18, Before midnight Full position description and application instructions Position Description: The Forest Ecologist provides climate-informed forest science and technical leadership to Southern Appalachians program and the North Carolina chapter. They work collaboratively with both public and private partners to further TNC’s ecological goals at a landscape scale. The Forest Ecologist represents TNC in collaborative groups and appropriate regional professional organizations (like Society of American Foresters). They analyze existing forest restoration data, synthesize results, and share with appropriate networks. They use GIS and remote sensing to evaluate the effects of restoration practices using both silviculture and controlled fire in forested systems. The Forest Ecologist will:
  • Perform fieldwork including ecosystem assessment and field monitoring.
  • Engage strategically within existing collaborative efforts to advise on forest restoration projects.
  • Have timely completion of responsibilities and deliverables, including oversight and management of public and/or private awards.
  • Perform tasks with minimal supervision and make independent decisions based on analysis, experience and context.
  • And more...
   

Employer: The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Location: Asheville, North Carolina Application deadline: Thursday, July 18, Before midnight Full position description and application instructions Position Desc...

Northeast
Posted 2 months ago
Employer:  Maine Woodland Owners Location:  Augusta, Maine Application deadline:  Until filled Full position description and application instructions  Summary: We are now seeking a dedicated individual, with a natural resources background (forestry preferred), to assist woodland owners and foresters with the implementation of practices to enhance their forestland. This new position is a three-year shared position with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (“NRCS”).  There is a possibility of a two-year extension.  Supervision, daily direction, training, and support will be provided by Maine Woodland Owners and NRCS staff.  The position will be located at Maine Woodland Owners’ office in Augusta, Maine with occasional time spent at NRCS offices. Responsibilities: - Be familiar with all cost share programs available to woodland owners. - Work closely with woodland owners to explain, encourage the use of, and qualify them for forestry cost share programs. - Promote forestry and land improvements through one-on-one interactions with woodland owners, as well as through in-person and on-line group interactions. - Provide feedback to NRCS on ways to improve delivery of their technical assistance programs. - Support and assist existing NRCS approved Technical Service Providers (“TSPs”) with problem solving and qualifying their clients for programs. - Actively encourage more individuals to become TSPs, and assist with their training.

Employer:  Maine Woodland Owners Location:  Augusta, Maine Application deadline:  Until filled Full position description and application instructions  Summary: We are now seeking a dedicated indiv...

Posted 2 months ago
Employer: Baskahegan Company Location: Brookton/Hybrid Application deadline: Until filled Full position description and application instructions Summary: Baskahegan is a 100-year-old (5th generation) family company that owns 150,000 acres of sustainably managed timberland in eastern Maine. Baskahegan Company is seeking a part-time Forest Resource Manager, for roughly two to three days per week (16-24 hours per week). This position will focus on system and database management, reporting, forest inventory cruising, post-harvest assessment, assist the Vice President with consulting forestry tasks, material orders, as well as general office management, website maintenance and administrative support. This position will report to the VP & Woodlands Manager and is based in Brookton, Maine with the ability to work remotely as agreed upon by the Vice President.

Employer: Baskahegan Company Location: Brookton/Hybrid Application deadline: Until filled Full position description and application instructions Summary: Baskahegan is a 100-year-old (5th generation) ...

Employer:  Redwood Forest Foundation, Inc. Location:  Fort Bragg, CA Application deadline:  Open until filled. Interviewing now. Full position description and application instructions Summary: Redwood Forest Foundation, Inc is not a traditional forest owner and manager. It was conceived by northwest coastal community members committed to restoring local control of overcut forests. For over 10 years, RFFI has practiced award winning, certified sustainable forest management across a 50,000-acre landscape. RFFI’s Executive Director is someone who will continue to strengthen operations both financially and organizationally, support Usal Redwood Forest as an outstanding model of community driven forestry, and position RFFI to expand this model of community ownership and control of forest management to additional lands. We seek an Executive Director with demonstrated success in non-profit leadership, a passion for forests, a commitment to climate change mitigation and a vision for active community engagement. The position is supported by an experienced forestry team, energetic program and development staff, and a board that has demonstrated a long-term commitment to RFFI and the opportunity it represents.

Employer:  Redwood Forest Foundation, Inc. Location:  Fort Bragg, CA Application deadline:  Open until filled. Interviewing now. Full position description and application instructions Summary: Redw...

Intermountain West
Posted 4 months ago
Employer: The Ember Alliance Location: Colorado or Montana, can work remotely Application deadline: Open until filled Full position description and application instructions  Summary: The Ember Alliance is hiring a permanent, full time position in Colorado or Montana! The Project Manager position will provide integral project guidance and support to The Ember Alliance’s Resilient Communities and Ecosystems Team. This position primarily focuses on Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) development. The position is office-based but has a minimal field component including but not limited to performing field assessments across a multi-state region and facilitating in-person community and partner meetings. Candidates should have a passion for collaborative and equitable planning to prepare communities for wildfire. Duties:
  • Manage, support, and/or lead Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) planning process and document generation and other similar projects, adhering to contract timelines, deadlines, and budgets.
  • Coordinate with other Ember Alliance personnel and external CWPP project partners and clients to ensure planning and personnel needs are met throughout a project.
  • Maintain and report to Director and Assistant Director of RCE on project budgets to track progress, keep project on budget, and coordinate with accounting team to invoice clients.
  • and more...

Employer: The Ember Alliance Location: Colorado or Montana, can work remotely Application deadline: Open until filled Full position description and application instructions  Summary: The Ember Allian...