Forest Restoration Manager, Southern California – American Forests

The Forest Restoration Manager will manage landscape-level restoration initiatives and projects as part of American Forests’ California Office with a focus on reforestation of wildfire scars on the Sequoia National Forest. This will include contract administration, partner outreach, grant writing, project planning, implementation and monitoring, as well as other forest management activities critical to American Forests’ mission. This position will work closely with regional partners including the U.S. Forest Service. The Forest Restoration Manager will also lead and support new initiatives and programs, primarily in the Southern Sierra Nevada and Southern California, and support regional community engagement efforts. This position will report to the California State Director. For more details, see position description.

The ideal candidate will have field and forest restoration experience with an enthusiasm for environmental restoration. Candidates should also have the ability to manage multiple project priorities, is capable of understating restoration needs and has excellent communication skills.

TO APPLY: Please submit a letter of interest, resume and 3 references to jobs@americanforests.org.

Forest Restoration Manager, Northern California – American Forests

The Forest Restoration Manager will manage landscape-level restoration initiatives and projects as part of American Forests’ California Program, with a focus on reforestation within the King Fire burn scar on the Eldorado National Forest (ENF). This will include contract administration, partner outreach, grant writing, project planning, implementation and monitoring, as well as other forest management activities critical to American Forests’ mission. This position will work closely with regional partners including the U.S. Forest Service. The Forest Restoration Manager will also lead and support new initiatives and programs, primarily in Northern California, and support regional community engagement efforts. This position will report to the California State Director. For more details, see position description.

The ideal candidate will have field and forest restoration experience with an enthusiasm for environmental restoration. Candidates should also have the ability to manage multiple project priorities, is capable of understating restoration needs and has excellent communication skills.

TO APPLY: Please submit a letter of interest, resume and 3 references to jobs@americanforests.org.

Land Stewardship Manager – Eastern Sierra Land Trust

Bishop, CA

POSITION SUMMARY: ESLT’s Land Stewardship Manager oversees the stewardship of ESLT conservation easements and nature preserves. Our Land Stewardship Manager’s activities will include habitat restoration, monitoring, and land management efforts. The Land Stewardship Manager works with ESLT staff to implement defined stewardship program objectives and public awareness of our organizational mission, including leading outreach outings and restoration projects on conservation easements and nature preserves, and researches and secures grants for stewardship, restoration, or interpretive projects. The Land Stewardship Manager ensures that all landrelated management, habitat restoration, monitoring, enforcement, reporting, and recordkeeping tasks are fulfilled according to ESLT’s policies and procedures and Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices.

Reporting to the Land Conservation Program Director, the Land Stewardship Manager may supervise seasonal staff, volunteers, interns, and contractors. The position requires substantial fieldbased and handson work along with planning and administration. Working in a collaborative team environment, the Land Stewardship Manager will be expected to perform other duties as requested.


The position requires a mix of office and administrative work, as well as substantial fieldwork across the Eastern Sierra region of eastern California and western Nevada. Flexible schedule required, as weekend and evening events, camping, and long field days are occasionally necessary. ESLT embraces a hybrid work culture, and a workstation in our dogfriendly office is provided. The position requires time in the field and at the office, which varies by the season.

See position description for more details.

TO APPLY: Send resume, cover letter, and three references to info@eslt.org with the subject line: Land Stewardship Manager Position. No phone calls or dropins, please. Application review will begin November 15, 2021; applications submitted after November 15, 2021, will continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Environmental Science Educator – NatureBridge

El Portal, CA

NatureBridge Environmental Science Educators are skilled professionals who provide student groups with meaningful experiences in one of the worlds best classrooms – our national parks. Programming is guided by the integration of our three pillars: science, social and emotional learning and equity, inclusion and diversity, as outlined in our Theory of Change.

NatureBridge programs:

  • Connect students to nature
  • Develop students relationship skills
  • Build students skills in, appreciation for and interest in science
  • Empower students to take responsibility for themselves, others and our planet

Experiences are intentionally crafted so students develop knowledge, attitudes and skills to act as environmental stewards. Characteristics and Responsibilities of an Educator: Educators are professional & community-minded, they practice inclusion & allyship, and are reflective about their practice. Programming is intentional, contains culturally relevant content & pedagogies, is engaging & student-centered, safe, balances appropriate challenge & support, and creates a positive learning climate through excellent group management of all participants. Programs are guided by the Theory of Change and include sequential & accurate content with adequate time for intentional meaning-making through questioning, discussion and debrief. Educators are formally assessed annually based on these standards.

More details in position description.

Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist in Forest and Fuels Management – University of California Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

As a part of the Rausser College of Natural Resources (RCNR), The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley seeks an Assistant Cooperative Extension (CE) Specialist in Forest and Fuels Management. RCNR has the largest collection of Faculty and CE Specialists in Forestry within the UC system. This is a career-track research and outreach position.

Fire trends show that fire probabilities in California’s forests have increased since the 1960s. The headwater forests that protect our complex water systems, supply the wood we build our homes with, provide key wildlife habitats, and host millions of recreational visitors are at an ever-increasing risk, as are ecologically distinct coastal and inland forests. Simultaneously, residential communities near and within flammable landscapes continue to rise, the majority of whom are typically not aware of the associated risks. With California’s increasing population and changing climate, more people are living in harm’s way in terms of direct risk from fires including particulate pollution and water degradation.

A fundamental challenge has been how to learn from experimentation and innovation at scales that vary from smaller sites to large watersheds and apply these lessons across California to help us live with fire.

Examples of high priority issues for this position include:
• Understanding the interactions between forest management and fire risk to individuals, communities, and societies;
• Designing forest and fuel management and policy solutions that confer resilience to natural and/or human systems;
• Understanding the tradeoffs associated with carbon sequestration, timber production, biodiversity, and forest and fuel management;
• Understanding how specific treatments such as grazing, prescribed fire, traditional ecological knowledge, and timber management impact fire frequency and severity.

The Forest and Fuels Management CE Specialist will provide statewide leadership in forest and fuels management in the fire prone areas of California including urban, wildland urban interface, and rural areas.
Primary components of the position involve:
Extension
• Research
• Network External to UCANR (University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources)
• Outreach

More details in position description.

Stewardship Program Coordinator (Forestry) – Eldorado National Forest – Great Basin Institute

Placerville, CA

The Stewardship Program Coordinator will work in cooperation with the US Forest Service (USFS) Eldorado National Forest to provide management of collaborative stewardship projects in the central Sierra Nevada. The Coordinator will plan and oversee activities associated with the Vulcan Skyline Forest Restoration Project, while also supporting the Forest-wide effort to reduce fuel loading associated with blow downs from high wind events. Additional coordination activities include NEPA planning and other implementation measures, including biomass removal, mastication, machine piling and shrub control. These projects reduce fuels and promote forest health and habitat improvement/protection by removing drought- and beetle-impacted trees as well as those lost from windfall events across Eldorado National Forest. This position is an exciting opportunity to gain experience in a collaborative, landscape-scale forest management project. GBI continues to develop our forestry program and there will likely be long-term opportunities for a qualified and dependable forester after the completion of this project (pending performance). See more details in the position description.

*For more information about project specifics please contact Jerry Keir at jkeir@thegreatbasininstitute.org

Apply here.

District Manager – Feather River Resource Conservation District

Quincy, CA

The District Manager is the Executive Officer of the Feather River Resource Conservation District and reports to the Board of Directors. The District Manager administers the District and has exclusive management and control of the operations and works of the District, subject to approval by the board of Directors, and provides day-to-day leadership for the District. The District Manager has general charge, responsibility and control over all property of the District, and is responsible for funding and managing the District’s business consistent with the strategic plan, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures established by the Board. See more details in the position description.

This position will be open until filled. To apply, please send a Cover Letter, Resume, and References in a single PDF file arranged in that order to admin@frrcd.org. Inquiries may be addressed to this email or call at 530-927-5299.

California Representative (Renewable Energy) – Defenders of Wildlife

California desert or Central Valley region

This professional-level position is responsible for developing and implementing work plans for the California Renewable Energy Program with a focus on renewable energy project siting and planning within the California desert and Central Valley. The California Representative will serve as an energy planning and policy expert and liaison to other organizations, federal/state/local agencies, elected officials and their staff, the media and the general public. The position requires excellent communications and writing/editing skills to provide energy planning and policy analysis and to draft and revise documents and publications.

Assignments are results- or goal-oriented, requiring substantial discretion on the part of the position in determining how to design and implement program elements to meet the assigned goals (e.g., conservation of at-risk species through ecosystem and habitat protection while identifying and supporting environmentally suitable and sustainable renewable energy development). This position requires interdepartmental collaboration between Field Conservation and Landscape Conservation, including the Renewable Energy and Wildlife Program.

See position description for more details. To apply, visit www.defenders.org

Office Coordinator – Sequoia Riverlands Trust

Visalia, CA

Do you want to be a key part of a team whose passion for conservation inspires love and lasting protection for important California lands?

Do you have the expertise and energy to support our remarkably talented, highly educated, and strongly self-motivated staff at of one of California’s most prominent, nationally-accredited land protection organizations?

Would you thrive in a crucial high-visibility position as “Director of First Impressions?”

If you answered YES to all the above, Sequoia Riverlands Trust (SRT) is eager to discuss your potential role with our well-established, notably innovative nonprofit land trust.

The challenge is multi-faceted. With an annual operating budget of $2.4 million, SRT’s staff of 20 exceptional professionals steward nearly 43,000 acres of California’s most valuable natural and agricultural lands. The Office Coordinator will support SRT staff’s advances in the fields of mitigation services, water and land use policy, and environmental education.

SRT’s new Office Coordinator will be a full-time, self-starting, personable, supportive, and highly competent addition to our dynamic nonprofit conservation organization based in Visalia, California.

Find more responsibilities and position requirements here.

To apply, please send your resume with cover letter to: info@sequoiariverlands.org. No phone calls, please.

Conservation Director – Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center

Twain Harte, CA

The Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center (CSERC) serves on the front lines in efforts to protect water, wildlife, and wild places of the vast Northern Yosemite region. As a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, CSERC engages in a broad range of issues that include forest management, land planning and development, wildlife, water, wildland preservation, and Yosemite Park planning.

For this position, CSERC is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced candidate who is passionate about making a meaningful difference for a world-renowned region that faces many environmental threats.

CONSERVATION DIRECTOR – Responsibilities
In the first year, the selected candidate will be mentored to assist the Executive Director and the staff biologist with CSERC’s program of advocacy, forest, and outreach work. That will include fieldwork, stakeholder collaboration, fundraising, membership support, finance and grant-writing, website postings, office tasks, and media contacts. The selected applicant will build networking connections with the stakeholder community, agency officials, local politicians, the media, and state partners.

In particular, the Conservation Director will engage in the YSS and ACCG forest stakeholder groups and gain experience with fuel reduction projects, forest thinning, biomass removal, prescribed fire, ecological restoration objectives, and preservation of roadless areas and wildland values. The Conservation Director will also be active in a wide range of water-related issues and will participate in a local water-focused collaborative group.

This position provides an opportunity to join a small, highly effective staff that deals with diverse environmental issues while working to raise public awareness and build support for balanced, middle-ground solutions. The goal is for the Conservation Director to gain significant experience over time in order to evolve to fill a leadership role at CSERC.

Find more details in the position description.

 

TO APPLY

E-mail your resume and a cover letter to John Buckley, CSERC’s Executive Director, with the subject “Conservation Director position” at: johnb@cserc.org

Cover letter: In two pages or less, describe your background and experience, why you are applying, what you would bring to CSERC’s mission, and why you believe you are a match.

This position is open for applicants starting 10/6/2021 – Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply ASAP since the position will be filled as soon as a highly qualified candidate is selected.

(CSERC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any way when hiring.)

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