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The University of Washington’s Forest Resilience Lab seeks to hire 1 Crew Leader and 3 Field Technicians for the summer of 2020 to work in the Colville National Forest in northeastern Washington. Work will include:

  • Measuring and mapping of restoration-oriented forest management practices.
  • Spatial pattern mapping of recently thinned stands.
  • Collect inventory data for restoration prescriptions and monitoring.

Positions will start in late May or early June and last through August, 10 to 12 weeks, with the potential for continued work.

Application review will begin on Feb. 1, 2020.

Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Location: Colville National Forest, WA
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Contact Name: C. Alina Cansler
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This is a 6-week trainer position in the Missouri Ozarks (February 24, 2020 - April 3,2020).  The Prescribed Fire Module Trainer will provide prescribed fire training to six selected DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) participants. This training is intended to provide professional development opportunities to underrepresented groups in TNC’s current prescribed fire staff.  The candidates will be able to accelerate their knowledge and experience through planned activities that will allow additional task book certifications.  The Prescribed Fire Module Trainer is required to live in fire management facilities in Van Buren and be available for work on short notice when business requires.

Deadline: Feb 12, 2020

The Field Steward (FS) will assist the Land Steward in development and implementation of biological and preserve management plans for priority preserves. They may lead work teams to ensure the coordination, community support and implementation of preserve management plans. The FS maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public, removes exotic species and/or monitors and researches species, maintains tools and equipment, operates heavy machinery and keep maintenance records or machinery.

The main duties of this position are prescribed burn planning and implementation, exotic species control, woody species reduction, prairie restoration and monitoring.  The FS will serve as a part of a six to seven-person team during spring and fall prescribed fire seasons.  The FS will continue their burn training to progress towards the goal of becoming a RxB2 Burn Boss.

Deadline: Feb 16, 2020

The Prairie Restoration Specialist’s (PRS) primary function is to organize daily logistics, promote crew cohesion, and to ensure a safe and productive work environment. Daily duties will focus on native seed harvest and processing, drying, and storing seed for 100+ acres of prairie restorations.  PRS will coordinate efforts of a three-person intern crew daily, and additional volunteers, staff, and cooperators intermittently.  The PRS will regularly canvass native prairie sites to prioritize both species and focal areas for seed collection efforts.  The PRS may assist in prescribed burns and maintain tools, equipment and land.  Other duties may include invasive species control and vegetation monitoring.  The PRS will maintain detailed records using field journals, a database.

Deadline: Feb 13, 2020

The PMA will work across central and southeast Minnesota.  They will assist with leading volunteers, seasonal staff and interns. They will participate preserve management tasks including prescribed burning activities, removal and chemical treatment of exotic species, tool and equipment maintenance, seed harvest, and monitoring and data collection. This may also include participation in wild land fire suppression activities in partnership with other non-profits, local fire departments, and local, state and federal agencies, either as a TNC employee, or as a volunteer or short-term employee of the partner entity (such as an administratively determined, short term federal employee).  More detailed information follows.

Deadline: Feb 15, 2020