Employer: Ruffed Grouse Society & American Woodcock Society
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Application deadline: 11:59 pm Eastern Time on December 13, 2022.
Full position description and application instructions
The selected individual will conduct outreach, implement forest inventory and analysis, draft forest management plans, and prepare stands for commercial or non-commercial treatments for private landowners interested in being part of NRCS’s Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) partnership to assist in the recovery of the golden-winged warbler (GWW), while also promoting forest health and timber production objectives. The Forest Wildlife Specialist’s main duties will work with NRCS field staff, RGS & AWS staff, and local partners to:
- Promote and develop silviculture prescriptions to meet forest management objectives and
create young forest habitat for private landowners and consulting foresters; including helping organize and conduct education and outreach events.
- Identify and directly engage private landowners with NRCS-based forest stewardship
opportunities intended to benefit forest health and golden-winged warbler populations.
- Conduct site visits to provide technical assistance to interested landowners and advance
Working Lands for Wildlife management plan development.
- Conduct forest inventories and model data in the United States Forest Service’s Forest
Vegetation Simulator (FVS) and REGEN-3
- Work with NRCS field offices and other professional resource managers to assist with drafting and implementing management plans on private lands using established forest management guidelines known to benefit GWW and improve forest health.
- And more…