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Any undergraduate student in the College of Forest Resources may apply for an internship for credit. Students who have an open elective may use the internship course as a part of their program. In addition, full semester internships will only be eligible for three credits, given that other requirements are met. Students can only receive credit for one internship during their undergraduate program.

Students are also required to
  • Be juniors or seniors
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 2.50
  • Apply at least two weeks prior to the pre-registration period of the semester
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Forester Idaho 9/20/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:US Forest Service

Location:Kooskia, Idaho

Job Description:


Job Announcement Number: 18-SVQ4-0117-509495G-HH


Open: 9/19 – 9/25/2018


The Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests is outreaching for a permanent, full time Forester (reforestation) GS-0460-09, with a duty station of Kooskia, ID. This position will be supervised the Central Zone Silviculturist (Staff Officer) based in Kooskia, ID. Interested individuals may contact Wes Case, Central Zone Silviculturist, at 208-926-6417 for additional information.

ABOUT THE POSITION Series/Grade: GS-0460-09

Title: Forester

Location: Kooskia, ID

Tour of Duty: Permanent, Full-time FYI, MERIT:


Apply By:9/25/2018

Posted By: KBrasher

Forester Arkansas 9/18/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Lonoke, Arkansas

Job Description:

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a forester position working out of a NRCS office in Lonoke, Arkansas. This is a cooperative position with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and will be responsible for implementing and promoting forest management on private lands in the Mississippi Delta Region of Arkansas. This is a full-time, term limited (minimum of three-years) position.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Monitor, evaluate, and plan conservation activities on Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) - Wetland Reserve Easements (WRE) and Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) easements, provide technical assistance to private landowners regarding timber management on re-forested hardwood plantations, identify additional management needs on ACEP-WRE/WRP easements, and assist partners with outreach efforts regarding bottomland hardwood management.


  • Evaluate current status of WRE/WRP plantings to determine management need
  • Complete status checks and practice certifications to ensure landowner compliance
  • Provide technical assistance to private landowners to include timber harvest recommendations and oversight
  • Work with landowners to implement habitat management practices in order to create/manage early successional habitat
  • Explore additional funding opportunities in order to leverage NRCS dollars
  • Utilize tools developed by the Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture to identify overstocked stands
  • Identify opportunities to increase partnership between public and private landowners
  • Create and submit quarterly/annual reports to highlight partnership accomplishments

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Preferred candidates will possess experience working in bottomland hardwood ecosystems and knowledge of wild turkeys, forest wildlife and their habitat requirements, to include T&E species; knowledge of forest management and planning for major silvicultural types of the region; experience with and understanding of the Farm Bill and its programs; knowledge of basic surveying principles, map reading and GIS/GPS technology, ArcGIS skills; ability to apply professional scientific techniques to the land for which responsibilities are assigned; ability to effectively cooperate with private landowners, the general public, cooperators and peers; skills in communicating both orally and in written form to convey clear, persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others; proficient skills in the use of Microsoft Office applications.


  • Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree in Forestry from a SAF accredited program
  • Strong organizational skills, networking, communication (ex., verbal, presentation, inter-personal, writing), project management, and leadership ability is preferred
  • Experience working with private landowners as well as Federal / State agencies (ex. NRCS, AGFC, USFWS, FSA) with working knowledge of cost-share programs, such as EQIP (NRCS)
  • Experience with forestry and silviculture, conservation implementation, habitat management, and wildlife biology is desired
  • Able to work in a wide range of field conditions often requiring rigorous physical activity
  • Capability to work independently with little direct supervision
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, produce effective results, and meet deadlines; applicant must be self-motivated, responsible and have ability to solve problems

Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package. Application Deadline September 28, 2018. To apply: please visit the NWTF website at

Apply By:9/28/2018

Posted By: KBrasher

Field Forester/Forestry Technician Georgia 9/18/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Forest Resource Consultants, Inc.

Location:Lumpkin, Georgia

Job Description:

<p>Job Responsibilities:<br />&bull; Marks timber sale boundaries, SMZ&rsquo;s, etc., in compliance with state BMP&rsquo;s and SFI requirements.<br />&bull; Conducts timber inventories.<br />&bull; Supervises contract operations to ensure compliance with the terms of the contracts.<br />&bull; Completes timber sale inspections.<br />&bull; Manage weekly wood order to ensure deliveries have been made to various wood receiving mills.<br />&bull; Collects GPS field data as required.<br />&bull; Implement cultural and management treatments associated with optimal stand development, asset protection and overall income contribution within constraints of SFI.<br />&bull; Provide support to FRC management in the development of strategic business plans and opportunities for growth.<br />&bull; Maintain a thorough knowledge of land and timber values in area of operation as well as new technologies and strategies in forest management.<br />&bull; Manage special projects as assigned.<br />&bull; Promote a positive image of FRC to clients, associates, contractors, and the community in your operating area.</p>

Required Education:

<p>&bull; Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree in Forestry or 2-year Forestry Degree.</p>

Required Experience:

<p>&bull; Prefer, three to six years&rsquo; experience in managing timberland in southeastern states, but will train a good candidate.<br />&bull; Practical experience in SFI practices and recordkeeping<br />&bull; Must possess good verbal and written communication skills and ability to inspire clients&rsquo; confidence<br />&bull; Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills<br />&bull; Working knowledge of standard computer software packages, i.e., Word, Excel, Access<br />&bull; Able to manage multiple tasks and prioritize workloads.</p>


<p>&bull; Must be proficient in technical forestry skills.<br />&bull; Understands cost/profit relationship in area of responsibility.<br />&bull; Excellent interpersonal skills clearly demonstrating the ability to work with contractors and associates.<br />&bull; Excellent analytical skills associated with problem identification and analysis of solutions.<br />&bull; Motivated to plan and accomplish work with a minimum degree of supervision.<br />&bull; Exhibits strong work ethic and pride in work quality.<br />&bull; Demonstrates innovation, creativity, and balanced judgment.<br />&bull; Must possess good verbal and written communication skills.<br />&bull; Experience in timberland management decision making</p>


<p>Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Competitive benefits package includes health, life and disability insurance, 401(k) plan, optional dental insurance, vacation, and holidays.</p>

Apply By:10/31/2018



<p>P.O. Box 545</p>
<p>Lumpkin, Georgia 31815</p>

Posted By: Tabi Griffis

Assistant Professor- Forest Management and Silviculture South Carolina 9/14/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Clemson University

Job Description:

The Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation (FEC) at Clemson University is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with specialization in forest management and silviculture. This position is a 12-month appointment with full responsibilities in statewide extension programing.

Clemson is an R1 Land-Grant university situated in the Piedmont of South Carolina, immediately adjacent to the Blue Ridge Mountains. The 17,500 acre Clemson Experimental Forest is contiguous with campus and provides abundant opportunities for extension, research, and teaching.

Forests currently occupy 67 percent (13 million acres) of the land area in South Carolina, and the state's forest industry has an economic impact exceeding 21 billion dollars annually.

We seek a candidate who uses silvicultural and management-oriented approaches to provide leadership in developing and delivering forest management and silvicultural Extension programs to clientele, working closely with the Extension Forestry and Natural Resources Team and other Extension agents across South Carolina. The position will also coordinate with Clemson partners to include the Forestry Association of South Carolina, South Carolina Forestry Commission, U. S. Forest Service, U.S.D.A. Natural Resources Conservation Service and the forest products industry. This position is critical for supporting our land grant mission.

The ideal candidate will have expertise that complements existing faculty, with preference for applicants who have diverse skill sets including silviculture and forest management and have a strong interest in developing state wide Extension programs. Will work directly with the Natural Resource Program Team Leader to develop, implement, and evaluate critical Extension Forestry related programs and or projects. This position will work with academic and research faculty, and supporting Extension agents across South Carolina to develop the most current programs for the clientele. The position will require broad participation in state organizations, full participation in the Extension Forestry and Natural Resources Team as well as participation on departmental committees. The successful applicant will establish working relationships with all stakeholders and develop several state-wide programs as well as reach out to county landowner organizations to learn more about their needs for training. These programs may be developed for in-person delivery as well as through online delivery systems.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in forestry, ecology, or other related field with research specialization in silviculture, forest management, and sustainability, or related areas. A B.S. Degree in Forestry from an SAF-accredited program or equivalent is desired. The candidate must have the qualifications necessary to be a registered forester in SC. Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral extension experience, evidence of extension productivity, and a demonstrated ability to secure external funding to support an active extension program to support the land grant mission of Clemson University. Candidates with strong records of extension teaching and mentoring are preferred. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions
To insure full consideration, applications should be submitted via Interfolio by October 15, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. Materials for application include: 1. a letter of interest, 2. CV, 3. contact information for 3 references, 4. a statement of extension experience and philosophy 5. an applied research statement, 6. a one-page statement on commitment to diversity, and 7. unofficial college transcripts.

Position related questions may be directed to:
Patricia Layton, PhD
Clemson University

Apply Here:

Apply By:10/15/2018

Posted By: KBrasher

Research Associate (Timber Management) Louisiana 9/14/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Louisiana State University

Location:Franklinton, Louisiana

Job Description:

Assist and coordinate in all phases of timber management activities (e.g. herbicide applications, prescribed burning, timber marking, logging supervision) on Lee Memorial Forest; assist principal investigators in the design and implementation of research projects including but not limited to, on-grounds maintenance of research areas and data collection; assist in the maintenance of grounds, facilities, and equipment at Lee Memorial Forest including activities such as carpentry, plumbing, mechanics and equipment operation; assist with maintaining and updating project database, conducting data analysis, and fulfilling periodic reporting requirements such as monthly vehicle and building inspections, quarterly safety meetings, and daily work logs.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree in forestry or related agricultural field. Other degree may be accepted with two years of forestry related experience.  Experience with carpentry, plumbing or mechanics is desirable. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to work well independently or within collaborative teams. Applicant must meet the following physical criteria: the ability to work outdoors that include hot and humid weather, dense vegetation,and insects; the ability to move quickly and safely in a forest environment that include physical exertions such as bending, crouching, stretching, or similar activities;  the ability to lift up to 80 pounds regularly; the ability to recognize and respond to dangerous situations.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options.  Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System.  Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  September 30, 2018 or until suitable candidate is located.

DATE AVAILABLE:  Upon completion of interview process.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Must apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, transcripts, and the names and contact information for three professional references.


Apply By:9/30/2018

Posted By: KBrasher

Forester Arkansas 9/14/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Arkansas Forestry Commission

Location:Nevada, Hempstead, & Columbia Counties, Arkansas

Job Description:

Education/experience requirements:

  • The equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in forestry or a related field.
  • One year of experience in forest management or a related field.
  • Registered forester in accordance with ACA 17-31-301.
  • Pass annual physical standard as a condition of employment.
  • Must obtain a Commercial Driver’s License. (Within 90 days of hire date)

Knowledge of:

  • Forest management practices and techniques.
  • Fire prevention and fire suppression theories and methods.
  • Laws and regulations affecting fire control and forest management.
  • Supervisory practices and procedures.
  • Federal and state forestry programs available for forest landowners, communities and fire departments.

Ability to:

  • Plan and coordinate work activities and monitor performance of subordinates..
  • Prepare and make public presentations and conduct forestry training.
  • Collect data, analyze needs assessments, and prepare written forest management recommendations for private and public forest landowners.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Frequent twenty-four (24) hour on-call duty and frequent exposure to hazardous conditions while fighting fires and marking timber.
  • AFC Residency policy: Forest Rangers and Foresters must reside within the county of their work station/counties of responsibility, or reside within a distance that will allow for the employees to arrive at the work station and be in route to the emergency within a thirty minute time period.



Apply By:9/28/2018


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Posted By: KBrasher

Forester Alabama 9/13/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Drennen Forestry Corporation

Location:Cullman, Alabama

Job Description:

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Required Education:

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of Science in Forestry or closely related field is preferred.&nbsp;</span></p>

Required Experience:

<p>Previous experience is preferred but not required.</p>


<p class="MsoNormal">Self motivation, personal integrity, and strong written and
verbal communication skills are required. Familiarity with Word and Excel is


<p>36,000 to 50,000 depending on experience.</p>

Apply By:10/15/2018



<p>P.O. Box 1029</p>
<p>Cullman, AL</p>

Posted By: Geoff Ellison

Family Forest Outreach Specialist Maryland 9/12/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Nature Conservancy

Job Description:

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 72 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, our mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit to learn more.

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Maryland Chapter’s Resilient Forests Program! This position will play an essential role in the success of our Family Forest Stewardship Project, which is demonstrating targeted marketing and a collaborative customer service model to expand benefits of science-based forest management to family forest landowners. This 2-year grant funded position will work directly with landowners and the agencies who provide technical assistance for managing and protecting wildlife habitat and forest health on private lands.

We are looking for a capable individual who will serve targeted landowners, helping them find the information, technical support or financial resources to restore or maintain wildlife habitat and improve forest health on their wooded land. The Specialist will gather information from the landowner, review data available in existing databases, and consult with forestry and wildlife experts to provide landowners with recommendations and referrals to appropriate programs, resources, and agency staff. The Family Forest Outreach Specialist will track the progress of each landowner’s engagement with agency staff and programs and continue to assist the landowner and partners as needed to complete projects that contribute to landowner goals. This may include following up with landowners about next steps, helping schedule field visits, assisting with paper work or applications, and supporting third-party contract administration. The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in wildlife, ecology, forestry, conservation biology, natural resources management or related field and 2 years related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Experience coordinating multiple projects.
  • Experience handling standard business communications

With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to people and nature, working in wild places and in human settled areas including cities. Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to pursue our vision of a world where people and nature thrive together, and building long-term relationships with communities and community organizations, government agencies, and commercial businesses. We create partnerships to apply nature-based solutions to both climate change and the meeting of human needs while conserving natural resources at a new scale. If you are interested in working to save the planet, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package then submit your cover letter and resume for position number 46874 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 10th, 2018. Apply at

Apply By:10/10/2018

Posted By: KBrasher

Forestry Techicial California 9/12/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

Job Description:

Forestry Technician positions with CAL FIRE perform in a variety of professional/ technical assignments in resource management in State forests, nurseries, ranger units/ districts, and in Regional and Sacramento headquarters assignments. The class series provides incumbents avenues for advancement into the Forester series.

"Either" I: Equivalent to 15 semester units of college in forestry, natural resource management, conservation, or a closely related subject.


Six months of experience in practical resource management, conservation, or field work in a State of California resources agency department or in a forest management/timber harvesting operation.

(Qualifying experience includes: reforestation, timber harvest operations, urban forestry, or other related forestry/nursery work; or environmental resource protection work including Resource Protection Trainee/ Fire Prevention Assistant, or related fire control experience in the Resources Agency or as a corps member in a California Conservation Corps/California Department of Forestry fire center.)


One year of urban resource community organizing work such as tree planting, community gardening, park development, and civil landscape beautification programs.


Equivalent to completion of the 12th grade.

Examination/ Employment Application (STD. 678) is available at the California Department of Human Resources' website at The STD. 678 may be submitted by mail or delivered in person. Applications w ill not be accepted via e-mail. Transcripts must be included.

Apply By:12/12/2018

Posted By: KBrasher

Fisheries Observer Alternative Gear Study Multiple States 9/12/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Riverside Technology/NOAA

Location:Miami, Multiple States

Job Description:

Successful candidates will collect data for the NMFS Miami Pelagic Observer Program (POP) for an Alternative Fishing Gear Study. Observers will deploy from fishing ports along the northern Gulf of Mexico coastal areas. Candidates do not need to reside near the POP office in Miami, FL, but must be located along the southeastern coastal areas of the U.S. and be available to travel to assigned fishing ports. Reliable transportation and a current driver’s license are required. Trips vary in length from 1 to 45 days.

Training will be from December 3, 2018 to December 14, 2018 at the NMFS Miami Lab, with deployments beginning January 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2019.

Specific tasks include:

  • Estimating species composition of fish caught, retained and discarded
  • Measure selected portions of catch including incidentally caught marine mammals, sea birds and sea turtles
  • Biological sampling
  • Monitoring of compliance with fishery regulations
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Collection of information on vessel and gear performance and characteristics
  • Collection of information on costs associated with fishing operations

Work can be performed on a variety of vessels including small boats without facilities such as rest rooms or bunks; commercial fishing vessels with minimum (sometimes crude) facilities in less than optimal weather. Observers may use interpersonal communication skills to contact fishermen and schedule observer sampling trips, and observe and document compliance with fishery regulations along with MARPOL.

Required Education:

Bachelors Degree in Science 


  • BS Degree in Marine Biology, Marine Science or related field of study.

  • Must reside along the southeastern coastal areas of the United States.

  • Knowledge of applying basic concepts, principles and methodologies of fish or related biological field sufficient to independently perform scientific tasks using standard methods and techniques.

  • Proficient in the use of fish, invertebrate and protected species identification books and keys; computer literate and experienced with common word processing.

  • CPR and First Aid certifications are required before attending training.

  • Knowledge of southeastern offshore fishery species.

  • Must have ability to tread water and/or swim in an immersion suit and to right and board a life raft.

  • Must be able to manage motion and seasickness.

  • Must be able-bodied for at-sea duty and successfully pass a physical exam before attending training.

  • Have ability to work long and irregular hours; an aptitude for maintaining diplomacy, professionalism, and interpersonal relations in a challenging environment.

  • Ability to operate Government-owned or personally owned vehicles and sampling equipment.

  • Ability to pass a background check.


  • Experience/knowledge with commercial fisheries practices or previous Fisheries Observer experience.

Apply By:12/1/2018



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Posted By: Cody Rewis