Employer: University of Vermont
Location: Burlington, Vermont (with travel in state)
Application deadline: not listed (posted December 23, 2019)
The Extension Forestry Coordinator will have particular focus initially on riparian forest restoration to help meet water quality, wildlife habitat, economic, and quality of life goals within the Lake Champlain basin. Oversee and provide leadership to implement the recently-established Watershed Forestry Partnership. Initial goals of this Partnership are to convene key partners and stakeholders to facilitate exchange of best practices, identify barriers to riparian forest restoration, and identify, prioritize, and begin to address critical questions surrounding forested buffers and other sustainable forest practices; broaden stakeholder understanding of benefits of riparian forests; promote restoration of riparian forests and implementation of sustainable forest management in priority watersheds; and work with Partnership members to encourage broad adoption and participation in forest restoration incentive programs, as well as other forest stewardship opportunities in the state.