Employer: The Nature Conservancy
Location: DC metro area
Application deadline: Applications will be reviewed in the order they’re received and the position will remain open until filled.
Full position description and application instructions (if needed, search job #49592)
The NCS Forester will serve as a technical resource and thought leader for NatureVest’s work related to forest management, forest operations and associated conservation outcomes. The position will provide quantitative and qualitative analysis and recommendations of forest management strategies considering both conservation and economic outcomes. The NCS Forester will work with NatureVest staff, local TNC staff, partners, and contractors to evaluate the relative value of forest conservation opportunities, forest carbon projects, permanent conservation strategies, and contributions to high priority conservation targets. They will evaluate properties for forest certification and review and/or prepare forest management plans. The NCS Forester will supervise a Forest Spatial Analyst, who will support spatial analysis of forest conservation opportunities. The position will initially focus on a new NatureVest collaboration with a private landowner with an initial portfolio of over 500,000 acres of forestland in the United States. The NCS Forester will contribute to forest management strategy development, lead cross-disciplinary work with NatureVest, regional TNC, and external teams, and develop innovative strategies through forest management plans, forest carbon projects, conservation easement sales, and other tools and methods to enhance forest carbon sequestration, forest restoration, and long-term forest protection. They will work closely with the private landowner’s team to evaluate the conservation strategy and attributes of potential new acquisitions, with the goal of significantly growing the conservation impact of the portfolio and setting an example for large-scale climate smart forestry investment in the U.S. and globally. On an ongoing basis, the NCS Forester will track and report on the impact of forestry impact investments. The NCS Forester will also support grant proposals, communications and marketing for specific forest conservation projects and general NatureVest Forestry program support.