DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Prepare forest resource inventory maps and required documents for the development of comprehensive management plans for game lands.
Provide recommendations for annual work plan of forest management activities including timber harvest, herbicide spray areas, deer-deterrent fencing, timber cover mapping, management plan development and other projects.
Collect, analyze, and interpret timber stand data to through the use of SILVAH to determine
Prepare and implement silvicultural prescriptions to achieve habitat goals in accordance with the PGC Forestry Manual and comprehensive game lands plans.
Implement specific wildlife habitat considerations and select and mark wildlife reserve trees and cut trees on timber sale areas.
Locate, identify and delineate timber sale boundaries, haul roads, skid roads, and log landings.
Prepare documents and maps for all forest management projects as required.
Participate in tours of sale areas for prospective timber operators.
Develop, implement, coordinate and evaluate timber harvest, herbicide, prescribed fire, deer-deterrent fence, and other forestry-related activities.
Inspect timber operations as directed to valuate compliance with the timber sale contract, with environmental rules and regulations, and with all state, Federal and PGC rules and regulations.
Estimate and tally damage and impacts to forest products in support of regional OGM and ROW related activities.
Communicate with staff to coordinate forest management activities with other land management personnel.
Communicate with planning team to coordinate the development of comprehensive forest management plans and forest cover maps, and subsequently review and evaluate management plan documents for accuracy and completeness.
Obtain and maintain required training, experience, and qualifications to participate in the application of prescribed fire as a habitat management tool, or engage in the suppression of wildfires when necessary.
Prepare and submit automotive, time & activity, expense reports, supply requests, correspondence and other written material as required.
Properly maintain and upkeep automotive and field equipment.
Provide information for submission of accident and work-related injury reports.
Collect biological data for the white-tailed deer program and maintain a positive working relationship with deer processor-cooperators.
Collect census data for ruffed grouse or other wildlife species as assigned.
Observe mast production and submit fall food reports for wildlife as assigned.
Assist with law enforcement in matters of timber damage and timber theft by identifying occurrences, investigating circumstances, and estimating volume and value of material.
Maintain files for forms and records concerning all phases of timber sales and forest management planning.
Observe, monitor, and report impacts to forests from insects and disease problems. Recommend actions such as the use of pesticides in designated treatment areas to reduce damage to wildlife habitats.
Develop and deliver public information programs.
Participate in agency and non-agency tours of game lands management areas and programs.
Conference with timber operators, agency staff, or other constituents by telephone after normal working hours.
Answer inquiries from the public concerning agency programs and/or direct them to other sources of information available.
Perform other related duties as assigned.