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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 Alabama 5/19/2017 +

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Organization:Tutt Land Company

Location:Thomaston, Alabama

Job Description:

We are a Land Sales, Lease, and Management company. We are seeking a Land Manager for our properties and well as client property. Qualifications include:

  • Forester
  • Mapping Experience
  • PC Experience
  • Have or can Obtain a Burn Manager Certification
  • Dependable Transportation

Please send resume to John Laney – Operations Manager of Tutt Land Company Thank you Lee Eaves Tutt Land Company 334-341-7081

Apply By:8/19/2017

Posted By: KBrasher

Assistant/Associate Professor in Entomology and Plant Pathology Louisiana 5/19/2017 +

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Organization:Southern University A&M

Location:Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Job Description:

The Department of Urban Forestry and Natural Resources at Southern University A &M invites applications for a 9-month, full-time tenure-track faculty position in Entomology and/or Plant Pathology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The successful applicant will be expected to (1) develop and teach foundation and applied courses and labs in urban forest entomology, plant pathology, plant health care, and integrated pest management to strengthen the urban forestry curriculum for BS, MS, and PhD programs and graduate certificate programs in Urban Forest Science and Natural Resource Management (2) obtain external teaching and research funding that will involve both undergraduate and graduate students, (3) advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, (4) commit to excellence in teaching, research and service to the university and community. Summer research appointment will be available through SUAREC for the first year to ensure the candidate an opportunity to apply for external funding.

Minimal Qualifications : Candidates must have a PhD in Entomology and/or Plant Pathology and one other degree (BS or MS) in Forestry or closely related field from accredited institutions. Candidates should demonstrate: (1) a good understanding of broad areas of plant-insect and plant disease interactions, insect behavior, invasive pest, and the application of basic biological and chemical factors in developing management schemes for forest and urban forest biota, (2) a strong commitment to teaching, student advisement and recruitment, (3) ability to secure grants and manage a competitive research program and evidence of peer reviewed publication record; (4) professional service and outreach and leadership skills in forest insect and disease control, and (5) excellent communication, interpersonal, and organization skills. Candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

To apply, submit a completed application package including (1) employment application; (2) a letter of application with concise statements of teaching and research philosophies related to the position; (3) curriculum vitae; (4) three letters of references; and (5) official transcripts of all college or university work to:
Dr. Yadong Qi, Interim Department Chair and Graduate Program Director
Dept. of Urban Forestry and Natural Resources
College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Science
Fisher Hall Room 102
Southern University A&M College
Baton Rouge, LA 70813
Phone: 225-771-3535 or 225-771-3427

Apply By:5/31/2017

Posted By: KBrasher

Hunting & Shooting Sports Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation Coordinator - Arkansas Arkansas 5/9/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:  The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a term limited (3-yr minimum), full-time coordinator position overseeing hunting and shooting sports recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) programs in the state of Arkansas.  This position is a cooperative effort between the NWTF and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) and will be responsible for coordinating and collaborating with various partnership organizations to assess gaps in current hunting and shooting sports R3 programming.   The position will have statewide duties with a preferred living location in central Arkansas.  The coordinator will be responsible for implementing efforts to develop and coordinate clear and measurable pathways for hunting and shooting sports R3 in Arkansas.  Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned as needed.


Essential Functions:

·      Create a framework for collaboration between stakeholders that provides the foundation for enhanced communication and coordination of hunter recruitment programs based on models of success

·      Work in coordination with existing hunting and shooting sports outreach staff in Arkansas to expand capacity for programs that fill gaps in R3 efforts

·      Work with NWTF outreach coordinators within the 8 AR districts to facilitate collaborative efforts

·      Develop a mentoring coalition focusing stakeholder efforts on common goals

·      Assess the various gaps that exist in recruitment pathways in Arkansas

·      Expand capacity within new and current stakeholders for programs that fill current gaps in recruitment, retention and reactivation efforts 

·      Develop tools to enhance the identification of potential participants for hunting and shooting sports outreach efforts

·      Utilize “R3 Tracker” to assess existing programs

·      Submit press releases through partner media outlets to publicize the partnership and any hunting/shooting programs or events.

·      Develop an R3 steering committee and coordinate bi-annual meetings to report accomplishments and guide position direction

·      Assist in blending of the National Hunting and Shooting Sports R3 plan with state efforts

·      Write an Arkansas step-down plan based on the Council to Advance Hunting and Shooting Sports national plan.  The plan will include strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis of current state programs, the development of a strategic plan with goals and objectives, action items, a timeline to implement the plan and metrics to gauge success

·      Assist the NWTF AR State Chapter with the implementation of the R3 strategic plan objectives within the “Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.” program. Specifically, coordinating and expanding mentored hunts

·      Align new and existing mentoring efforts/outreach programs with models of success

·      Coordinate efforts to evaluate current and new programs

·      Develop mentored hunting clubs (social networks) with key partners including youth and family organizations; coordinate efforts to reengage lapsed hunters

·      Maintain data matrix to monitor hunting demographics in Arkansas for program analysis

·      Work with Hunter Outreach Coordinators to create and implement a template for mentor selection and development in Arkansas

·      Assist with various programs where applicable, including: NWTF and other partner education/outreach programs, expos, mentored hunts, Becoming an Outdoors-Woman/Family, Outdoor Discovery Programs

·      Maintain close working relationship with local and state volunteers and agency staff



·      Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in an science-related natural resources field, education, or communications

·      Experience in performing above or similar duties

·      An understanding of Arkansas conservation organizations, hunting, fishing and shooting sports, and local/National hunting and shooting sports partnership efforts

·      Understanding of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation

·      Ability to work irregular schedules including some weekends, evenings and overnight stays

·      Excellent communication and organization skills

·      Ability to work with limited supervision, self-motivated and able to motivate others

·      Able to work with diverse audiences

·      Experience preferred in administering and coordinating outdoor education programming, partnership development and support, and volunteer management 

·      Knowledge of current R3 efforts both locally and Nationally

·      Ability to think and act both creatively and strategically to further hunting and shooting sports R3 efforts

·      Experience with strategic planning and leading diverse stakeholder groups in planning efforts


Application Deadline:  May 31st, 2017


Excellent health and retirement benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience.


Complete the online job application at



Equal Employment/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace employer.



Apply By:5/31/2017


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Posted By: Lisa Wart

Production Coordinator South Carolina 5/10/2017 +

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Location:Georgetown, South Carolina

Job Description:

Job Opportunity: Production Coordinator, Georgetown, SC


Who We Are

Interfor is a growth-oriented lumber company with operations in Canada and the United States. We have an annual production capacity of 3 billion board feet and offer one of the most diverse lines of lumber products to customers around the world.


What We Offer

Interfor is where excellence meets opportunity. We invest in your success by positioning you alongside the best people in top quartile mill facilities located in great communities across North America. In the past decade, we’ve infused close to $1 billion into modern facilities and systems that employ the latest technologies.

Interfor is one of the largest lumber companies in the world and we’re growing in exciting directions. Come be a part of our success.

We are currently recruiting for a Production Coordinator for our sawmill in Georgetown, SC. The Production Coordinator will be responsible for tightening the outbound supply chain, facilitating on time deliveries, and providing forward forecasts to Sales and Logistics.


What You’ll Do

  • Coordinate with Sales and Production teams to develop and manage a production schedule for the sawmill, kilns, and planer.
  • Create production forecasts with the goal of selling lumber before it’s made.
  • Facilitate communication and coordination between Sales, Logistics and the Mill.
  • Oversee and direct the shipping department towards the goal of meeting on time shipping targets safely.
  • Provide direction and feedback to ensure Operations meets order file commitments and maximizes profit.
  • Act as a liaison between Sales, Logistics, and Operations to meet customer requirements.
  • Coordinate inventory control and determine daily and weekly shipping requirements.
  • Participate in development and communication of product specifications.


What You Offer

  • Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively in a highly interactive team environment.
  • Detail and results oriented.
  • Computer expertise and proficiency in Microsoft Office (particularly Excel) is required.
  • High school diploma is required, post-secondary education is strongly preferred (Wood processing, Operations Management, Engineering).
  • Strong inventory and production management skills.


Interested in being a part of our team? Apply online at

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All applicants offered a position must successfully complete a pre-employment drug & alcohol test and background check. Interfor is an Equal Opportunity Employer building a capable, committed, diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. 

Apply By:7/1/2017

Phone:(604) 451-2821

Posted By: Interfor

Forester - South Dakota South Dakota 5/17/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Rapid City, South Dakota

Job Description:

The National Wild Turkey Federation is seeking qualified candidates for a forester position, to be located in Rapid City or Custer, South Dakota.  The position will be a cooperative position and will be responsible for promoting forest & riparian management on private lands in the Black Hills region of South Dakota.  This is a full time, 3 yr. term position with the potential to extend the term. 


GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Assists partners in promoting management of privately owned forested lands and riparian areas for multiple resource benefits, including forest health, wildlife habitat, fuels reduction and water quality; provides forestry assistance to private landowners, communities and public agencies to achieve optimum environmental, economic and social benefits from forest resources; implements silvicultural practices and delivers technical assistance and financial assistance programs under the direction of cooperating partners.


·         Provide multiple resource management planning that addresses significant forest and riparian health concerns on private lands through the delivery of technical assistance and available federal and state financial assistance programs

·         Develop consensus among partners and provide recommendations for working in oak, aspen and other hardwood stands and riparian areas to ensure these critical habitats are included in private lands management planning

·         Work with local conservation districts to identify and plan multi-partner landscape level conservation projects

·         Provide expertise related to management of wildlife habitat beneficial to wild turkeys, elk, deer and other wildlife species with emphasis placed on forest health, including forest thinning, proper grazing regimes and riparian improvements

·         Prepare and implement forest management plans based on accepted silvicultural practices

·         Prepare forest management project contracts, providing specifications and prescriptions for thinning, mastication, slash treatments, and other forest management activities

·         Obtain Tree Farm Inspector Certification and work to promote and maintain certification of Tree Farms in the region

·         Develop and deliver innovative forest management techniques to landowners and cooperators through workshops, written materials, field days and educational programs

·         Provide internal review and input as requested on need, purpose and design during all stages of USDA-NRCS program forest management project planning and implementation

·         Promote awareness and collaboration of state, federal and local conservation programs and planning, and acquire project support through engagement with conservation organizations, local conservation groups, industry and local communities

·         Develop relationships and working partnerships with the USDA-NRCS offices, USDA-U.S. Forest Service, SD Game Fish and Parks Dept., SD Dept. of Agriculture Resource Conservation & Forestry, Conservation NGO’s, County Weed and Pest Management, County Commissioners, Private Forest Industry, Mountain Pine Beetle Conservation Leaders Group, Mountain Pine Beetle Working Group and Tree Farm committee



KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Preferred candidates will possess experience working in ponderosa pine ecosystems, riparian communities and knowledge of wild turkeys, forest wildlife and their habitat requirements; knowledge of forest entomology, pathology, forest management and planning for major silvicultural types of the region; 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 the use and operation of forestry field equipment and ATVs; 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



·         Demonstrated knowledge of forestry and wildlife biology

·         Strong organizational skills and capability to work independently with little direct supervision

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills

·         Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from a SAF-Accredited Program or other natural resource degree with a strong forestry emphasis, or relevant experience (Applicants with a Master’s degree in forestry or education/experience in wildlife management are preferred).  Or applicant must be within two months of graduating with a degree as listed and secure degree before date of hire.

·         Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook



Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.  To apply: please visit the NWTF website at



Apply By:7/17/2017


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Procurement Forester Alabama 5/8/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Cooper Marine and Timberlands Corp.

Location:Aliceville, Alabama

Job Description:

We are looking for a Procurement Forester to join our Aliceville, AL, Forestry team to assist in aggressively managing fiber purchase requirements supporting the overall region objectives to maintain the lowest cost, highest quality fiber sourcing in support of mill's forecasted needs while maintaining the highest compliance with safety and environmental requirements. This Procurement Forester role will focus on cruising timber, handling logging crews, and working directly with private landowners to secure stumpage volumes of both types, pine and hardwood, to be delivered to different mills to define targets annually utilizing contract harvest operations managed by this position. The position will be relied on to guide associates, support team initiatives, and provide strong customer service to our mill customers.

Cooper Marine and Timberlands has a work environment that promotes diversity, embraces change, and provides leadership opportunities to every team member. We are on a fast track within the industry and are seeking highly skilled professionals to take us even further.

So if you are looking to make a move and are a highly motivated professional who welcomes new challenges, take a look at Cooper Marine and Timberlands .... We have your next GREAT OPPORTUNITY!

Apply By:8/8/2017


Cooper Marine and Timberlands
8610 AL-17
Aliceville, AL 35442
(251) 442-0980

Posted By: KBrasher

Assistant Professor - Silviculture Multiple States 5/5/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:University of Alberta

Job Description:

The Department of Renewable Resources, in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada, invites applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor in Silviculture. Qualifications are a PhD, with strong interest and demonstrated experience in the science of silviculture and its applications in sustainable forest management. One degree in forestry will be an asset. We seek an academic who conducts field-based experimental research in silviculture and stand dynamics with a focus on forest types common to Alberta and other parts of western Canada. Complementary expertise in one or more of the following areas would be an asset: growth and yield modelling, remote sensing, forest operations, forest pathology, or forest management.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a program of independent research and graduate student education, including a balanced portfolio of ‘pure’ and ‘applied’ research strong enough to successfully attract competitive funding from a variety of sources. Development of collaborative relations with colleagues in the department, in other units at UofA, and at other institutions is expected. The successful candidate must demonstrate leadership in development of strong relationships, including collaborative research and knowledge exchange activities, with industry and government partners in the natural resource sector with the aim of providing innovative solutions to current issues in sustainable forest management.

The Faculty emphasizes excellence in teaching; evidence of prior teaching experience, novel approaches, and interest in alternative teaching methods is desirable. Teaching responsibilities will include regular courses and field courses in the BSc Forestry and BSc Forest Business Management programs, the BSc Environmental and Conservation Sciences program, and in the Department's course-based Masters of Forestry, and thesis-based MSc and PhD programs. In addition to silviculture, an interest in/ability to teach in any of the following areas would be an asset: forest measurements, growth and yield, forest operations, forest management. Applicants who are Registered Professional Foresters or who have the credentials to obtain that designation in Alberta will be favourably considered.

An application package, including a cover letter, description of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, and names of three referees should be submitted (upload as a single PDF file) online at:

The Committee welcomes applications at any time and will begin considering candidates on July 15, 2017, continuing until the position is filled. Candidates selected for an interview can expect to be informed during the month following the closing date with all applicants being informed once the position has been filled. Additional information about the Renewable Resources Department and our research, undergraduate and graduate programs is available at:

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

Apply By:7/15/2017

Posted By: KBrasher

Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management Multiple States 5/5/2017 +

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Organization:University of New Brunswick

Job Description:

The Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada invites applications for a full-time probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Instructor, commencing July 1, 2017, or as negotiated.

Candidates must have a strong background in forestry. Areas of focus can include natural disturbances (pests, fire, disease), forest management, and biostatistics. Candidates must also have practical/professional experience related to some of these areas. Demonstrated or potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level is also required. A minimum of a Masters degree or equivalent in a related field is desired. The successful candidate will be expected to: (i) develop a high quality, student-centered, teaching focus in selected forestry and environmental management classes; (ii) contribute to the Faculty’s success in attracting high quality undergraduate students to its programs; and (iii) enhance Faculty governance by performing at a high level in committee work.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a brief (1-2 page) statement of teaching philosophy along with the names, addresses, e-mails, telephone and fax numbers of three (3) references. The application package should be submitted as a single PDF file by email to the Dean of the Faculty, Dr. Van Lantz ( A paper copy of the application is also acceptable and can be submitted to: Dean, Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management University of New Brunswick Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3

Applicants should also arrange for three (3) letters of reference to be sent by email directly to the Dean ( Review of the applications will begin June 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of New Brunswick is located in Fredericton, a small city (population = 56,000) in eastern Canada. The city has one of the largest amount of forest cover of any city in Canada, and offers great recreational opportunities and a vibrant social/cultural scene. The University is the oldest English speaking university in Canada, with two main campuses in Fredericton and Saint John and more than 8,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students. The Faculty is more than 100 years old, offers seven degree programs in forestry and environmental management disciplines, has approximately 240 undergraduate and 90 graduate students, and 20 full-time faculty members (see for more information).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants should indicate current citizenship status. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

Apply By:6/1/2017

Posted By: KBrasher

Global Acquisitions Manager Alabama 5/2/2017 +

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Organization:Resource Management Service, LLC

Location:Birmingham, Alabama

Job Description:

Resource Management Service, LLC. (RMS) is a global timberland investment manager with significant expertise in all phases of institutional timberland investing. Founded and managed by forestry professionals and owned by its employees, RMS is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with offices across the U.S. South, in Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, and China.
Responsibilities: The Global Acquisitions Manager is responsible for overseeing all underwriting, due diligence and closing items related to the acquisition and disposition of large timberland assets in current operating regions (U.S. South, Brazil, New Zealand and Australia). The role will involve working with all levels within the organization with communications and deadlines. This role also includes working with third parties and building external relationships to ensure a thorough understanding of current market conditions.
Specific duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Work with various levels within the organization to drive growth opportunities, analyze the current market, provide insight on key players and perform financial analysis
  • Participation in strategy development on each acquisition
  • Work with internal groups to coordinate all aspects of each acquisition and large disposition
  • Develop and manage relationships with outside parties
  • Oversee all aspects of the closing process, including the internal post-closing process
  • Manage market intelligence
  • Managing forest industry relationships
  • Monitor the valuation process ensuring all goals and objectives are met
  • Participation in planning, budgeting and executing annual business plans
  • Coordinate and lead meetings on progress of transactions
  • Tracking and benchmarking of key acquisitions over time


Required Education:

Bachelor of Science in Forest Management or related Natural Resources program preferred, Master's degree is a plus

Required Experience:

Minimum of 5 years of professional work experience in Forest Management and/or Real Estate


In-depth knowledge of Discount Cash Flow analysis
Harvest scheduling background preferred
Operational experience preferred
Working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) preferred
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Strong planning, organizational and time management skills
High level of proficiency in computer skills/spreadsheets/presentations
Willing to travel as needed

Apply By:5/31/2107


If you interested in applying for this position, please
send your resume to

Posted By: Ian Munn

Field Technician/Mechanic Multiple States 5/1/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Fulgham's Inc.

Job Description:

Fulgham’s Inc. (FI) and our licensing company; National Tree Preservation, Inc. (NTP) specializes in root and soil restoration of mature high value trees using our patented process. FI’s patented process and technology is currently recommended in many situations by the Mississippi Forestry Commission and the Mississippi State Extension Service. FI and NTP currently have restoration projects in ten states spanning from Iowa to Georgia. Our clients include high profile sporting facilities, colleges, cities, and many landowners.

We have created a job position and will begin to interview job candidates this month. If you know of anyone, please pass the word along.

Position Description: The position we have created is for a Field Technician/Mechanic. Within this position; the employee will be expected to thoroughly learn all aspects of our daily operation and aid in completion of sales and service. The employee will be expected to continually train as an arborist assistance and mechanic.

Desirable Employee Traits: The desired traits that Fulgham’s Inc. is looking for include but are not limited to:

  1. Friendly. Our main job is to be a friend to our clients.
  2. Passion for communicating with clients and developing long term relationships.
  3. Self motivation and self management.
  4. Passion for trees and outdoors
  5. Hard work ethic (this is not a 9-5 job; it is seasonal and sometimes requires long hours.)
  6. Knowledge of mechanical issues and not afraid to learn to fix equipment.
  7. Metal fabrication skills.
  8. General carpentry skills.
  9. Excellent computer skills.
  10. Willingness to travel when necessary.
  11. Excellent grades and positive references from former employers.

Salary: Startup salary is based on experience certifications and license obtained. Pay increases will come with the addition of job experience, more knowledge, and more certification.

Please send resumes to David Fulgham at Please call my cell number 662.255.5127 if you have any questions. I always appreciate your questions and concerns.

Apply By:8/1/2017

Posted By: KBrasher