The Forest Stewards Guild seeks students or recent graduates to perform forestry tasks alongside U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff. Experiences will vary based on the season but likely include:
- Forest inventories, including GPS and GIS technology and the integrated application of forest management software.
- Collecting ecological and timber-related forest metrics to develop timber-harvest prescriptions, including volumetric measures required for harvest accountability.
- Timber marking, harvest planning, monitoring and evaluation, and other tasks as assigned.
- Inter-program experience with biological and prescribed-fire programs (dependent on interest and training).
The 12-week position (start date: May 17, 2021) is a supervised work and learning experience based at the Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge, McBee, South Carolina. Additional work occurs at the Pee Dee NWR near Wadesboro, NC.
Stipends: $290 per week stipend, free on-site housing, a $250 travel allowance.
Learn how forestry and wildlife management work together on our public lands. This is a great entry point into careers in forest management and species conservation.
After reviewing the full position description and application instructions at the link above, questions can be directed to Michael Lynch at 608 449-0647 or mike (at) forestguild.org.
Application deadline: March 3, 2021