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Public Lands Wildlife Forester

Posted 3 weeks ago

Employer: Ruffed Grouse Society & American Woodcock Society

Location: Norton, VA

Application deadline extended to November 12, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Full position description and application instructions


The position will coordinate vegetation management project planning, design, implementation, and monitoring on National Forest lands. Active forest management efforts will be implemented to achieve timber, silviculture, and wildlife objectives from the Jefferson National Forest’s Forest Plan. In particular, the position will focus on restoring forest structure, composition, and age-class diversity to assist the recovery of at-risk wildlife identified in the Forest Plan, including species identified as Species of Greatest Conservation Need from the Virginia State Wildlife Action Plan,
while also promoting forest health and timber production objectives.

  • Implement active forest management that achieves Objectives from the Jefferson National Forest’s Forest Plan and benefits healthy forests and abundant wildlife.
  • Assist with silvicultural planning and project development for vegetation management projects on the GW-Jeff, including prescription writing, mapping, vegetative modeling, implementing common stand exams, and performing old growth surveys.
  • 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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