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Forest Program Senior Associate

Posted 3 weeks ago

Employer: National Audubon Society

Location: Huntington, Vermont

Application deadline: Open until filled (still posted as of May 27, 2022)

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The person in this position will implement forest conservation efforts as part of the Healthy Forests Initiative – a critical component to Audubon’s Working Lands conservation strategy. The position will advance the goals of the Healthy Forest Initiative to ensure forests remain healthy and resilient despite increasing threats and climate change for the benefit of birds and people. The Senior Associate will provide technical expertise and conduct programs to promote sustainable forest management techniques for bird species. They will also assist with training foresters on bird-friendly management practices, conduct field assessments, develop habitat management recommendations, and implement forest management.

Job duties include:

  • Lead efforts to protect and improve forest health in Vermont.
  • Conduct field site visits to assess forest habitat and review existing or develop new bird habitat management plans.
  • Develop and deliver outreach programs and workshops for landowners and land managers, in collaboration with partners, to promote sustainable forest management that also helps create habitat required by priority bird species.
  • Assist in planning and implementation of Audubon’s Youth Leadership forestry programs, including Vermont Youth Conservation Corps.
  • Work with Director of Conservation to develop and manage grant and project budgets, contracts, invoices, and financial reports in coordination with finance and administrative staff.
  • Assist with other project-related and organization activities as needed (e.g., strategic planning, staff meetings, all staff events).

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