The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the US Forest Service (USFS) Stanislaus National Forest, is recruiting three Forestry Crew Members to work cooperatively with USFS and GBI staff to perform stand surveys within forest/woodland areas. Duties will include performing standardized timber cruising, and assisting in stand exam data collection. Data are gathered using standard instruments, direct measurements, observations, and on-site inspections. Forestry Crew Members will also assist in selecting and marking individual trees for harvest using well defined marking guidelines and silvicultural prescriptions. Training will be provided on tree-species identification, GPS data collection, tree marking, and other project-specific tasks.
A four-person forestry crew (one lead and three technicians) will perform this work in collaboration with USFS. A base camp site will be available for the duration of the season. Camping at work sites for several consecutive days may be required to meet project objectives.
College Credit, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
Training will be provided on tree-species identification, GPS data collection, tree marking, and other project-specific tasks.
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
-Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Botany or other related natural science field, with coursework and experience that demonstrate understanding of the principles of forestry;
-Familiarity with the mixed conifer forests typical of eastern California, including common plants (woody and herbaceous), wildlife, and/or geology/topography, desirable;
-Ability to understand, implement and adhere to established data collection, inventory, assessment, and monitoring protocols;
-Capacity to collect and maintain field data in an organized manner that is easily understood and accessible to other resources staff;
-Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience;
-Experience using ArcGIS to create maps;
Ability to navigate and collect data using handheld GPS units;
-Experience using a compass and topographic map to navigate;
-Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with ability to safely operate and maintain a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads;
-Ability to live and work in rural and remote field and office setting;
-Physically fit to work outdoors, carry up to 50 pounds of personal and/or field equipment, and withstand the rigors of a forested and/or high desert environment in all seasons;
-Willingness and ability to camp in remote, primitive sites for several consecutive days; and
-Willingness and ability to consistently enact high performance standards and a strong work and team ethic in support of the mission of GBI and the goals and objectives of the USFS.
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check