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Forest Wildlife Specialist, NC

Posted 3 weeks ago

Employer: Ruffed Grouse Society & American Woodcock Society

Location: Asheville, North Carolina

Application deadline: August 19, 2022, 11:59 pm ET

Full position description and application instructions


The selected individual will conduct outreach, collect and review data, draft forest management plans,
and prepare stands for implementation 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 forest management that benefits healthy forests and GWW habitat to 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 GWW populations.
  • Conduct site visits to provide technical assistance to interested landowners and advance GWW
    management plan development.
  • 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…

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