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Forest Wildlife Specialist- Forester GA

Posted 2 weeks ago

Employer: Ruffed Grouse Society & American Woodcock Society
Location: Gainesville, Georgia
Application deadline: 11:59 pm Eastern Time on December 13, 2022.
Full position description and application instructions


The Forest Wildlife Specialist’s main duties will include working with RGS & AWS staff, GA-DNR staff, and National Forest staff, as well as local partners such as Georgia Forestry Commission, The Nature Conservancy, National Deer Association, conservation nonprofits, consulting foresters, and timber purchasers to:

  • Identify high-priority watersheds for forest habitat restoration within the Foothills Landscape Project and high-priority watersheds for mid- to high-elevation habitat projects outside Foothills Landscape Project footprint through GIS analyses.
  • Assist with vegetation management project planning efforts by leading stand  reconnaissance, common stand exams, GIS mapping, data analyses, REGEN3 or FVS model runs, and silvicultural prescription writing to feed to the Forest’s silviculturists and interdisciplinary planning team.
  • Develop and implement Stewardship Agreements with the Forest within the Foothills Landscape Project and other high-priority areas with active NEPA documentation.
  • Lead the administration of noncommercial treatments and commercial timber harvests to
    achieve desired forest conditions, including preparing bid announcements, selecting
    contractors, forest road maintenance, and performing site inspections and evaluations.
  • And more…

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