The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the USFS, is recruiting multiple Forestry Crew Leads to perform and help manage timber sale-preparation, vegetation management and restoration projects within the Sierra Nevada mountain range (USFS Region-5 locations). This work provides professional development and leadership opportunities including increased exposure and responsibility enacting USFS processes, procedures, and compliance measures; assisting in reporting and data entry/quality assurance and control; and increased technical experience. Expanded opportunities and exposure to additional disciplines (e.g. archaeology, wildlife, hydrology, etc.) and projects may exist. These positions will serve USFS vegetation management and fuels reduction efforts, supporting initiatives for healthy, productive, and resilient forest landscapes and resources. Projects will vary across Forests and Districts, and include fuels reduction initiatives in wildland urban interface (WUI) areas, in and around sensitive habitats for threatened and endangered species, and watershed protection.
Forestry Crew Leads will perform a wide variety of activities to support all stages of project work. Leads will be responsible for crew safety and oversight, including coordination of daily tasks and affiliated project and crew needs, provide or assist in training, converse daily/weekly with agency staff to plan and assess crew accomplishments, and converse with GBI staff as needed. Crew size will range between 2-6 people. Forestry duties may include timber sale unit boundary delineation and layout (GPSing, flagging, painting), tree species ID, timber marking and cruising, timber and biomass plot cruising, collection of stand examination data, and general silviculture data collection. Duties may also include identification of various resource concerns including hydrology, heritage, wildlife and recreation. All procedures will be performed in compliance with complex silvicultural prescriptions based on forest and treatment type and land management goals. Data will be gathered using standard instruments, direct measurements, general observations, and on-site inspections. Project-specific training will be provided on tree-species identification, GPS data collection, tree marking, hydrology, entomology/pathology, heritage, fire/fuels and other elements. Prior experience in basic GIS skills, GPS data collection, tree-species identification, timber marking and cruising, identifying hydrologic concerns, recognizing forest entomology/pathology issues, identifying heritage sites, and experience with fire/fuels assessments or related field tasks is highly preferred.
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We are an environmental non-profit providing professional development to college students and graduates by offering them positions in environmental protection, restoration and conservation.