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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 Georgia 5/25/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:American Forest Management

Location:Macon, Georgia

Job Description:

Full-time position - Responsible for providing forest management services on property located in Georgia. Minimum of 45 hours per week required, vehicle provided, out-of-town and overnight work may be required (expenses paid).

Responsibilities and Job Requirements:

  • All aspects of field work, office work, analysis, and reporting to landowner/client.
  • Assists in managing all aspects of logging operations including harvest set up, harvest inspections and merchandising trees into various forest products.
  • Assists in planning, negotiations, administration, and inspection of other forestry-related activities such as road construction and maintenance, timber marking, boundary establishment, and other land management projects as assigned.
  • Assists in development and administering budgets.
  • Monitors BMP and EMS Compliance to ensure 3rd Party SFI Certification.
  • Uses Geographic Information System (GIS) to assist in managing TIMO lands.
  • Participates in forest inventory projects individually or with a team.
  • Generate new business (meet with potential clients, explain our business, etc.)
  • Create management plans that capture landowner objectives and offer solutions to achieve those goals.
  • Perform all aspects of timber sale development, including timber inventory, boundary establishment, preparing timber sale bid notices, marketing, and reviewing timber sale contracts.
  • Prepare and negotiate contracts with independent contractors for clients’ management services.
  • Supervise contracted services, including certifying completion of work for payment.

Additional Requirements:

  • Highly proficient with MS Word, Excel, and GIS software.
  • Ability to use GPS and hand-held data recorders.
  • Has current Registered Forester’s license or ability to become a Registered Forester within 1 year.
  • Required travel and ability to function as a team member on large projects throughout the U.S.


  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry.
  • Minimum of 3 years forestry experience.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong listening capabilities with the ability to translate communications into appropriate course of action.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Exempt salary position paid semi-monthly
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation schedule
  • Healthcare and disability plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • 401(K) retirement plan with company match
  • Ongoing professional development training
  • Eligible for annual and new business bonus plans
  • All specific terms, conditions, benefits, compensation and requirements of employment will be set forth in an Employment Contract to be executed by employee and company.

To apply, please go to:

Apply By:8/25/2018

Posted By: KBrasher

Resource Information Forester Washington 5/25/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:American Forest Management

Location:Chehalis, Washington

Job Description:

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in forestry, agriculture, or a related field; or Associates degree in forestry and a minimum of 2 years related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

American Forest Management, Inc. seeks a Resource Information Forester to join our forest management team in Western Washington. This position will report to the Kirkland District Manager and be responsible for providing analysis and reporting of resource information across AFM data management contracts. Provides support in maintaining and updating database information systems using Forest Projection and Planning System (FPS) software, and related systems.

Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Field inventory data collection and training
  • Design and administer field inventory cruising using inventory data collection systems
  • Maintain data collection software, procedures, and equipment
  • Contract administration for cruising projects
  • Check cruising and compliance
  • Technical analysis of forest resource information related to forest inventory
  • Resource information management for approximately 280,000 acres
  • Growth and yield, harvest scheduling and silviculture planning for all managed tree farms
  • Quality control for all contracted and internal inventory projects
  • Forest inventory quality control and monitoring systems (cutout analysis)
  • Budgeting for assigned responsibilities
  • Localized taper and volume systems for commercial species on AFM managed lands
  • Other tasks as assigned by the District and Region Managers


  • Minimum 2 years of related work experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry or equivalent
  • Ability to explain technical analysis and interpret results from programs through verbal and written communications
  • Experience with a range of forest inventory systems, inventory analysis and statistics
  • Ability to manage multiple projects under strict time constraints
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast paced work environment
  • Proficiency in basic computer programs such as MS Word, Excel and Access
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively within a team environment


  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • 9 paid holidays.
  • Paid vacation schedule.
  • Company assigned vehicle.
  • Healthcare and disability plan.
  • 401(K) retirement plan.
  • Eligible for annual and new business bonus plans.

To apply, please go to:

Apply By:8/25/2018

Posted By: KBrasher

Forester Georgia 5/25/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:American Forest Management

Location:Statesboro, Georgia

Job Description:

Minimum Requirements: A Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry from an accredited school. 3-5 years of experience in Forestry field.

Responsibilities and Job Requirements:
Timber Sales and Appraisals: All aspects of field work, office work and reporting to landowner/client.

  • Systematic sampling of merchantable and premerchantable timberland using both fixed radius plots and prism sampling methods.
  • 100% tree count of merchantable timber.
  • Identify, locate and mark property lines.
  • Identify and mark streamside management zones (SMZs).
  • Identification of commercial tree species (winter and summer).
  • Design and implementation of timber harvesting plan for clearcut, select cut and thinning sales.
  • Prepare timber sale maps and review computer-generated digitized maps.
  • Prepare timber sale bid notice and review timber sale contracts.
  • Perform timber harvesting inspections to ensure compliance with contract.
  • Collect timber and land sale data for appraisal purposes.
  • Organize and audit timber sale settlements.

Timberland Management: All aspects of field work, office work and reporting to landowner/client.

  • Inspection of clients’ tracts.
  • Proposal and implementation of timberland management activities specific to individual sites and client goals including site preparation techniques (mechanical & chemical), prescribed burning, chemical release spray, herbaceous weed control, reforestation activities, seedling survival check and timber stand improvement activities (commercial & precommercial thinning, fertilization, chemical release, etc.).
  • Prepare and negotiate contracts with independent contractors for clients’ management services.
  • Supervision of contracted services, including certifying completion of work for payment.
  • Meeting with landowner/client to review management activities, answer questions and make proposals regarding their timberland.
  • Patrol property boundaries and points of access.
  • Assist with management plan preparation.

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to generate new business (meet with potential clients, explain our business, etc.)
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively perform existing work.
  • Familiarity with computer-generated spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Preparation of weekly timesheet showing all time worked by project, bill method and task.
  • Required travel and ability to function as a team member on large projects throughout the U.S.
  • Contact adjoining landowners to client's landholding.
  • Check leases for possible violations.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Exempt salary position paid semi-monthly
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation schedule
  • Healthcare and disability plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • 401(K) retirement plan with company match
  • Ongoing professional development training
  • Eligible for annual and new business bonus plans

To apply, please go to:

Apply By:8/25/2018

Posted By: KBrasher

Utility Arborist Alabama 5/25/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Edko LLC

Job Description:

Position Summary:
Edko, LLC is seeking utility vegetation management professionals, and/or candidates with a 2 or 4 year degree in forestry or a related field. Personnel are expected to perform inspections, and evaluations of line clearance work and vegetation along utility lines. Utility Arborists will plan, direct, and coordinate the activities of tree clearance crews, interface with and negotiate line-clearance crew access and practices with utility customers, as well as, conducting other various special projects.

Utility Arborist Requirements:

  • The ability to work independently with excellent communication skills.
  • An AA or BA Degree in forestry, arboriculture or a related field; or utility vegetation management experience. Utility Arborist certification or ability to become certified within 1-year is preferred.
  • Local tree knowledge beneficial
  • Ability to work in inclement weather
  • Ability to interpret and follow maps
  • Ability to use a laptop computer, GPS, and GIS
  • Valid Driver License required


  • Full time positions starting immediately
  • Edko offers competitive wages and excellent benefits
  • Company Vehicle/Gas Card supplied for work related/commuting purposes
  • Pre-employment drug screen and background check required

Please apply by using the Edko website:

Apply By:8/25/2018

Posted By: KBrasher

Silviculture Research and Outreach Coordinator Minnesota 5/22/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:University of Minnesota

Job Description:

This is a full-time position with funding guaranteed for one year and the potential for continued funding based on funding availability and performance. The position combines analysis of silviculture plot data, development of research outputs including peer-reviewed publications, extension entries, and presentations. Extension activities will include publications of case studies to the Great Lakes Silviculture Library and logistical support and coordination of workshops. The position is best suited to a recent MS graduate in a field related to silviculture and applied forest ecology.

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. and two years’ experience related to silviculture, forest ecology, forest management, and related fields.
  • Coursework and experience collecting and conducting statistical analyses typical of forest inventory data including growth and yield modeling.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member or independently as required.
  • Ability to navigate and travel to remote locations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • B.S. in Forestry from SAF accredited school
  • Professional experience in natural resources research or management.
  • Experience with Forest Inventory and Analysis Program (FIA)
  • Experience organizing and conducting Extension and/or outreach programs.
  • Experience writing research reports.
  • Experience with event planning, logistics, and implementation
  • Experience working with black ash dominated communities and / or lowland conifer communities typical of the Lake States.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize with an adherence to deadlines

About the Job - Position Overview / Responsibilities:

45% - Silviculture Data Analysis and Reporting

  • Analyze multiple datasets that have been collected for various projects including black ash, survival and growth of early seedlings, and analysis working with FIA data
  • The development of research products including peer reviewed publications and presentations from analyzed data

15% - Coordinate an Extension workshop on forest adaptation to a changing climate

  • Work with the University of Minnesota’s Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative and the Northern Institute for Applied Climate Science to plan and deliver a two-day workshop
  • Develop promotional content
  • Coordinate with speakers and field sites
  • Work with instructors to prepare instructional materials

20% - Great Lakes Silviculture Library

  • Work with public and private partners to identify silvicultural treatments suitable for publication on the Great Lakes Silviculture Library. Research those treatments, visit sites, and work with managers to publish new case studies to the library.
  • Coordinate the Great Lakes Silviculture Library site including communications with authors, reviewing draft case studies, and other tasks as needed.

20% - Programmatic Support

  • Various other tasks as assigned, generally related to silviculture research and outreach projects.

Appointment: This is a full-time, annually renewable for 40 hours per week, based at the University of Minnesota’s Department of Forest Resources in St. Paul with the possibility to spend some work time at the Cloquet Forestry Center based on new hire’s preference. The position does sometimes require working flexible hours and may include a few nights per year of overnight travel.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Travel: Some travel in a personal vehicle will be required. Travel reimbursement will follow University policy.

About the Department
With over 100 years of history, the Department of Forest Resources at the University of Minnesota works to advance the science and management of our forest and related natural resources through education, research, and outreach. The Silviculture and Forest Health Lab focuses on applied forest research in the Great Lakes Region. Current focus forest types include lowland conifers/peatlands, black ash, floodplains along the Upper Mississippi River, invasive species management in woodlands, and western forests in the Intermountain West. The Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative (SFEC), located at the University of Minnesota’s Cloquet Forestry Center, has been offering continuing education opportunities to natural resource professionals in a broad range of fields - forest ecology and management, wildlife biology, forest hydrology, botany, best management practices, technology transfer, human dimensions, and others since 1997.

How To Apply
To apply please email Drs. Marcella Windmuller-Campione ( and Eli Sagor ( and include a CV, cover letter/statement of interest, and three references.

Apply By:8/22/2018

Posted By: Kbrasher

Field Forester/Forestry Technician Georgia 5/21/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Forest Resource Consultants, Inc.

Location:Rome, Georgia

Job Description:


Timber sale preparation, timber sale contract compliance inspections, timber inventory, silviculture contractor supervision, property inspections and assist account manager with timber sale administration, special projects, data base management and other forestry related activities. 

Required Education:


Degree Technical Forestry

Required Experience:

1-3 years’ experience, willing to travel
  Must own reliable 4-wheel
drive truck.



with skills and experience.  Competitive
benefits package includes health, life and disability insurance, 401(k) plan,
optional dental insurance, vacation, and holidays.

Apply By:8/21/2018



Forest Resource Consultants, Inc.

P.O. Box 135

Rome, GA 30162

Posted By: Wayne Cauthen

Management Forester Alabama 5/14/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Sizemore and Sizemore, Inc

Location:Tallassee, Alabama

Job Description:

Assist landowners with design and implementation of forest management plans.

Timber harvest planning, setup and marketing.

Timber harvest inspections.

Invasive species identification and control.

Prescribed burning.

GIS mapping with ArcMap

Timber inventory design and implementation.

All aspects of forestry field work.

Required Experience:

Prefer a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in forestry. Degree from an accredited forestry program. 


Knowledge of GIS software and Solo Forest. Knowing of common silvicultural practices throughout Alabama in regards to various landowner objectives. Must
be self-motivated and willing to take on responsibility.


Competitive salary commensurate upon experience level.

Apply By:6/14/2018


Posted By: Michael Heatherly

District Biologist/District Forester Multiple States 5/16/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Job Description:


The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a District Biologist or District Forester position overseeing NWTF conservation program delivery in the Pacific Northwest.  The exact area of responsibility is to be determined but potential states of responsibility could include Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.  The primary objective for this position is to help achieve the conservation mission, and goals and objectives of the NWTF’s Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative.   This is accomplished through strategic alignment of State and District activities in partnership with other NWTF field staff, NWTF volunteers, state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), major gift contributors and corporate partners.  “The work of the District Biologist/District Forester should focus on both the maintenance and expansion of conservation delivery in the District resulting in the development of new partnerships, innovative matching fund sources and an efficient and effective investment of NWTF resources through the selection of quality projects”.



·      Represents the NWTF at state & district meetings

·      Assists with coordination of the Hunting Heritage Super Fund and serves on the Super Fund Committee for their respective state(s), assists regional directors with chapter development activities, and assists Directors of Development in prioritization of focal landscapes along with associated PR materials and marketing

·      Works closely with state and federal wildlife agencies: may include serving on the state’s wild turkey committee, attending agency and commission meetings, partnering on hunting heritage programs, and collaborating on large-scale habitat conservation projects on public and private lands

·      Works closely with US Forest Service, State Forestry agency and NRCS in the development and delivery of conservation strategies and projects through stewardship agreement, Good Neighbor Authority, Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) projects as well as other delivery tools. May also include participating in Forest Plan Revision review, serving on district-level forestry committees and in meetings with forestry partners.

·      Tracks important hunting and conservation related regulations and legislation, land use planning and policy within the district. Communicate regularly with State Chapter President and NWTF Volunteer Relations staff and may serve as the NWTF Policy lead for the district.

·      Identifies funding sources to support conservation delivery objectives.  These might include grants, contracts, donations, sponsorships and special game permit auction proceeds.

·      Provides relevant information to NWTF staff, volunteers and Communications Department for promotion, marketing and awareness of district STH2 priorities and activities.  Contributes to Turkey Country magazine / Turkey Call television, NWTF state newsletters, websites, blogs, etc. as requested.

·      Other Functions: Position will assist in development / review of research projects, administers projects, assists state agency with wild turkey trap and transfer activities, assists Regional Directors with chapter development and outreach activities, and works with Development staff on major gift fundraising opportunities


REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS This position reports to the Conservation Field Manager for the Northwest Area.  Position will serve as the work leader for contractors working on conservation projects within the district and will be responsible for contractor monitoring/oversight on specific project activities. 


·         Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in a natural resources related field and a minimum of two (2) years of professional experience, and/or a Master’s Degree or equivalent OR a Bachelors degree in forestry from a SAF-Accredited Program, and a minimum of two (2) years of professional experience, and/or a Master’s degree or equivalent.  

·         Employee must possess a solid working knowledge of game and non-game species habitat management in the ecosystems where they will be working and a solid working knowledge of ecosystems and forest management within district of work 

·      Ability to work independently without close supervision and ability to determine work priorities daily, weekly and monthly to maximize time efficiency is required  

·      Must have good public speaking and presentation skills for both technical and nontechnical audiences 

·      Basic computer skills such as e-mail, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft office

·      Strong knowledge of wildlife habitat management, population management, harvest management and research techniques AND/OR strong knowledge of forest management and associated research techniques

·      Knowledge of wildlife population dynamics,  knowledge of wildlife capture, monitoring and handling techniques in addition to accepted forestry practices

·      Ability to identify tree species, wildlife species, shrubs and invasive species within the district and to read, understand and keep abreast of wildlife research and management peer-reviewed journals

·      Ability to navigate in remote and rural areas, communicate with land managers and provide advice to agency workers in the field

·      Must be willing to incur moderate travel within respective state(s) and district including overnight stays of 3 to 5 nights or more



·      Masters degree and three (3) or more years of professional experience

·      In-depth knowledge of wild turkeys, big game or upland game birds

·      Able to meet the requirements for a TWS Associate or Certified Wildlife Biologist OR able to meet the requirements for SAF Certified Forester or Registered Forester status 

·      Experience managing large projects with multiple objectives

·      Experience working with major gift contributors

·      Policy and legislative experience

·      Experience working with State and Federal agencies, and corporate / industry partners



Applicant must be able and willing to:

·      Work alone in a diverse range of climatic and topographic conditions including extreme hot and cold temperatures, biting insects, and snakes, possibly in remote areas with limited access and amenities and other extreme conditions as warranted 

Walk several miles per day in the conditions described above and drive and/or ride long distances frequently 



Apply By:7/15/2018



Posted By: Lisa Wart

Process Engineer Multiple States 5/10/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Georgia Pacific

Job Description:

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Monitor product quality and contribute to the overall direction and success of the Gurdon operations
  • To supervise/coordinate production efforts that result in sustained improvement in all associated work processes including: Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) compliance, reliability, quality, production and costs
  • Monitor equipment for accuracy, value, and yield
  • Perform process checks and studies
  • Keep management informed on process variables
  • Provide support in the development of standard operating procedures
  • Train and use a structured approach to problem solving. Serve as a proactive leader towards improvements to products, flow, cost, recovery, quality, work processes, etc.
  • Participate/Lead projects that address step change improvements and gap closure
  • Assist in monthly inventory verification and documentation
  • Assist in process optimization to maximize production rates, product quality and yield
  • Develop and apply strategies to optimize on-going operations using the automation platform in conjunction with the operations, maintenance and engineering staffs at the mill.
  • Maintain calibration of process equipment to assure standards are met
  • To lead an operational team in the production of solid wood lumber products in a safe and efficient manner
  • To take ownership of the existing safety and quality processes
  • Promote employee involvement; providing coaching, feedback and direction as required
  • Troubleshoot and resolve production issues, provide safety training to production associates, team development, and delivering training materials in a meaningful approach
  • Complete all paperwork and analysis in a timely and efficient manner

What You Will Need: Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree or higher in Forest Products, Industrial/Mechanical Engineer, Industrial Technology, Agricultural (AG) Management, or AG Systems Management OR 2 years experience as a Process Engineer
  • Must be able and willing to work in a manufacturing plant environment, including extended periods of time in noisy, non-air conditioned or unheated areas.
  • Must be able and willing to work safely, including wearing and using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule, including but not limited to rotating shifts, overnight shifts, and weekends
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

What Will Put You Ahead? Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years experience as a Process Engineer
  • Experience with continuous improvement methods and lean manufacturing
  • Computer network skills
  • Experience with Quality Control Processes and monitoring systems

Want to learn more about Georgia-Pacific?

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Apply By:8/10/2018

Posted By: KBrasher

Forest Hydrologist Multiple States 5/8/2018 +

Categorized Under:


Job Description:

Weyerhaeuser Company owns and manages approximately 13 million acres of commercial timberlands in the U.S., with a southern ownership that extends from the east coast of North Carolina and Georgia to eastern Oklahoma. Weyerhaeuser Company is committed to sustainable forest management, including water quality, and all ownership is certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). 

Weyerhaeuser Company is seeking a forest hydrologist to join a scientifically rigorous research and technical support program focused on developing an improved understanding of water resources on commercial forest lands of the southeastern United States. The successful applicant must have experience in maintaining instrumentation and collecting data from hydrological studies of forested watersheds, be able to assist with data analyses, and provide technical support to forestry operations on water-related issues.

Key Functions

  • Participate in an established environmental research program in managed forest landscapes
  • Assist with managing a complex, watershed scale, long-term research project, including data collection and management and equipment maintenance
  • Provide technical support to forest managers, particularly on water-related issues
  • Contribute to meeting Company-wide sustainability goals
  • Develop effective external liaisons with universities, conservation organizations, and government agencies
  • Serve as a focal point for technical environmental communications
  • Provide support as needed to production forestry and tree improvement research platforms.


  • Master's degree in forestry, forest hydrology, aquatic ecology, or related field.
  • A clear indication of experience with hydrologic sampling equipment, data management, and research skills, particularly relative to aquatic systems.
  • Strong preference for candidates with aquatic ecology skills/background
  • Strong preference for spatial/GIS skills
  • Strong desire and ability to work in both a research capacity and a technical support/technical transfer role, including translating research results in practical applications within working forests.
  • Experience working with both private and public entities preferred.
  • Other preferred skills include demonstrated ability to work in teams across disciplines and work alone in the field; strong communication skills; familiarity with southeastern pine silviculture

Please submit your updated resume & application to

Apply By:8/8/2018

Posted By: KBrasher