Forest Management Internship Opportunity Multiple States 3/23/2023 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:US Fish and Wildlife Service

Job Description:

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT (Forest Management Internship Opportunity)

Agency: MS State University and United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Refuges

Number of Vacancies (3-5)

Internship Duration: Approximate schedule will be from mid-May through mid-August 2023. The positions are full-time requiring a minimum 40-hour work week. Students wishing to receive internship credit will need to complete an internship agreement or practicum agreement and enroll in the appropriate course (Consult with your advisor). Fall and Spring Semester opportunities are also available, please inquire if interested.

Description: The positions will be located on a National Wildlife Refuge in the Southeast Region. Work will be under the direction of the Refuge Forester and/or Wildlife Biologist and may include conducting forest habitat evaluations, timber cruising, timber marking, invasive species control, and assisting with wildlife surveys, wildlife management activities, and general refuge operational work. The positions may require some travel to conduct work on other refuges as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should be knowledgeable about forest ecology as it relates to wildlife management. Candidates must be able and willing to work in harsh field conditions. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred candidates will be Junior, Senior, and or Graduate students who have knowledge regarding, Silvics, Dendrology, Mensuration, and Natural Resource Ecology and Wildlife Management. Experience with GIS applications and the use of field data loggers is also preferred, but not required. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply but will be limited to a total of 720 hours per calendar year. Only students currently enrolled or recently graduated from MSU are eligible.

Salary: $14 per hour plus travel and per diem (when appropriate)

Housing: Will be provided at “no cost” to the intern

Deadline Extended: Friday, April 7, 2023. Send brief cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript to: Attn: Henry Sansing
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (SE Regional Forester)
College of Forest Resources
Box 9690 MS State, MS 39762
(Or you may)
Email application to:

For more information feel free to call Mr. Sansing at: 662.418.1372

Apply By:4/7/2023

Posted By: KBrasher

Forester - Illinois Illinois 3/23/2023 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Elizabeth, Illinois

Job Description:

Forester - Illinois

The Forester - Illinois, is responsible for providing technical assistance to private landowners to conserve and/or enhance forests, including critical white oaks in the Driftless Area of Northwest Illinois. The forester will be responsible for administering, implementing and promoting forestry improvements through Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) technical assistance programs. Work will be accomplished primarily through the development of conservation plans focused on forestry resources, and conducting outreach activities such as workshops and field days. The forester provides forestry assistance to private landowners, communities and public agencies to achieve optimum environmental, economic and social benefits from forest resources, including supporting White Oak Initiative efforts via: developing forest management plans, prescribed burn plans, tree planting plans, landowner site visits, resource inventories, CPA-52 Environmental Evaluation Worksheet, Customer Service Toolkit Plan development, checkout, and certification of activities utilizing NRCS conservation practices standards, specifications, and job sheets.


The Forester - Illinois, is a salaried exempt, full-time, term-limited position (5 years) with full benefits. Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, LTD, Vacation, Sick pay, Holidays, 401(k) with employer match, and more. This position will be housed in the Jo Daviess County NRCS Service Center in Elizabeth, Illinois and have the flexibility to work remotely at times.



The Forester - Illinois, requires 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), demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook), ArcGIS, Google Maps, and other computer mapping systems to identify and delineate project boundaries. Experience with forestry and silvicultural, conservation implementation, habitat management, and wildlife biology is desired, as well as strong organizational skills, the ability to work independently with little direct supervision, strong written and verbal communication skills, experience working with private landowners and Federal & State agencies with working knowledge of Farm Bill programs. Preferred candidates will possess experience working in Midwest U.S. forest ecosystems and with associated techniques to manage those forests. Knowledge of forest inventory, management, and planning for major silvicultural types of the region is preferred; map reading and GIS-GPS technology, the ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in written form, to convey clear and persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others and work with the general public, state, federal, NGO partners & other cooperators and peers is also required. The forester will possess knowledge and skills in the use and operation of forestry field equipment as well as skills in preparing spreadsheets, reporting accomplishments within NWTF reporting systems and using basic computing applications.


$42,900 minimum annual salary

Apply By:4/17/2023



Posted By: Lisa Wart

Forestry Program Specialist Kentucky 3/21/2023 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Department of Natural Resources

Location:Frankfort, Kentucky

Job Description:

The agency may authorize the selected applicant to telecommute two days a week. The agency may terminate or modify the telecommuting arrangement at any time.

The mission of the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) is to improve the quality of life for all Kentuckians by protecting our land, air, and water resources by utilizing our natural resources in an environmentally conscientious manner. We do this by helping families connect with nature and preserving the Commonwealth’s natural heritage; and by supporting innovative, resilient, and sustainable energy solutions that together bring economic benefit to the commonwealth.

If you are looking for a positive work environment and a career where you can make a difference in the environment we live in, then EEC is the cabinet for you. For more information on what our cabinet has to offer, check out our YouTube page and our Careers page

By joining the Division of Forestry/Forest Management Branch/Stewardship, FIA, and Urban Section as a Forest Stewardship Forestry Program Specialist in Franklin county, you will have the opportunity to significantly contribute to ensuring the programmatic integrity of numerous forestry-related programs, and the consistent delivery of services to the public. During the performance of your assigned duties, you will interact on a daily/weekly basis with local, state, regional, and national partners with emphasis on coordinating the forest stewardship program statewide, sustainable forest management and the public, especially with branch personnel, the forest management branch, and the division's program staff.

Holders of the Forest Stewardship Forestry Program Specialist position will complete tasks such as:

  • Implementing, coordinating, and monitoring all of the federal program requirements. 
  • Coordinating with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) on Farm Bill delivery including working closely with NRCS state-level personnel on forestry cost-share specifications that meet NRCS practice standards.
  • Developing educational forestry materials, and assisting with professional forester training series, silvicultural training and sustainable forestry management initiatives.
  • Seeking federal funding opportunities for specialized forest stewardship forestry projects.
  • Preparing grant narratives, contractual agreements, accomplishment reports, SMART reporting, geographic information systems (GIS)-Survey 123 forest stewardship monitoring reports and annual GIS uploads into the national US Forest Service database.
  • Provide sustainable management goals and strategies for the forest stewardship program.
  • Continue outreach efforts with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service to continue to produce topic-specific short courses, webinars, marketing workshops, publications, etc.
  • Recognize one overall state winner for the Kentucky Outstanding Forest Steward of the Year contest and present the awards.
  • Continue to inspect forests that are certified by the American Tree Farm System.
  • Provide technical assistance to private forest landowners seeking cost share assistance through other USDA programs especially the NRCS funds that have been dedicated to Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) and Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) cost-share practices in Kentucky. Those practices will include afforestation, riparian buffers, timber stand improvement, and improvement on existing access trails and roads.
  • Continue to operate two seedling nurseries to provide a low cost source of native hardwood species for afforestation and reforestation efforts across the Commonwealth.

Desired candidates possess the following requisite skills or experience applicable to the position:

  • Ability to work independently.
  • Effective communication, organization, and documentation skills.
  • Proficient knowledge and use of information technology and federal accomplishment reporting.
  • Prepare forest stewardship plans and practice plans for landowners who sign up to receive cost-share assistance in the EQIP program. A forest stewardship plan is required as part of the conservation planning process.
  • Continue to provide technical assistance that includes selectively marking and estimating volume of timber for harvest; timber marketing assistance; assistance in tree planting and/or natural forest regeneration; timber stand improvement recommendations and marking; and other forest-related resource management assistance as appropriate.

EEC provides opportunities for development and upward movement. There is room to grow your skillset as you build your career. Come join our team and make an impact in the future of Kentucky. We look forward to reviewing your application.

Minimum Requirements
EDUCATION: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree in forestry.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: Must have three years of professional experience in forest products utilization, forest health, nursery and tree improvement, urban and community forestry, wildfire prevention and control, forest management and stewardship assistance or three years of professional experience as a forester.

Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: Graduate study in forestry will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: Experience in forest products utilization, forest health, nursery and tree improvement, urban and community forestry, wildfire prevention and control, forest management and stewardship assistance or related field will substitute for the required education on a year for year basis.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): Must possess a valid driver's license prior to appointment in this job classification. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must maintain any required licensure(s), certification(s), or other credentials for the length of employment in this job classification. Employing agency is responsible for ensuring employee possess and maintains required licensure(s), certification(s) or other credentials.

Working Conditions
Work includes both administrative duties, which may involve frequent contact with regional personnel and other agencies, and field duties which involve outdoor work at the nursery or forestlands in general. Working outdoors may occur during adverse weather conditions. A moderate amount of travel is required.

Probationary Period
This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111.

If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Pam Snyder at or 502-782-7184.

Apply By:3/31/2023

Posted By: KBrasher

Assistant Professor of Forest Soils Texas 3/13/2023 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Stephen F. Austin State University

Location:Nacogdoches, Texas

Job Description:

The Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Forest Soils. This is an 11-month appointment with excellent opportunity for 12 months. The successful candidate will contribute to instruction at the Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy levels, in his or her specific area(s) of expertise. Specifically, the incumbent will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in forest soils and environmental soil science. The incumbent will assist in team teaching a summer field station course for undergraduate forestry majors. Additional courses may include land reclamation and remediation, soils in construction management, soil taxonomy, and soil fertility. Opportunities will exist to create additional undergraduate and graduate courses in the incumbent’s area of expertise.

The incumbent is expected to develop a successful research program in forest soils with potential topics including, but not limited to, soil productivity and fertility, soil-plant-water relations, or ecosystem services. Obtaining extramural research funding, including an approved McIntire-Stennis project, mentoring graduate students, and publishing results in peer-reviewed journals is expected. The incumbent is expected to collaborate with professionals and scientists outside the college. Successful applicants will provide outreach and service to the college, university, forestry profession, and communities of Texas.


Application: For full consideration, application materials must be submitted online at: Required application materials include: (1) Cover Letter: a letter of application to include a summary of academic training, professional experience, qualifications, and teaching and research interests related to the position, (2) Transcripts of all college or university work, (3) Curriculum Vitae, (4) List of References: names and complete contact information (including phone and email addresses) of three references, and (5) Teaching and Research Philosophy Statements. Applications will not be considered complete until all documents have been received. Official transcripts will be required prior to interview. Review of applications will begin on April 10, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.


Pending legislative approval, Stephen F. Austin State University will become a member of the University of Texas System, effective Fall of 2023. Stephen F. Austin State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Required Education:

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in forest soils, or closely-related field. The degree must be completed prior to the date of employment, but ABD candidates are encouraged to apply. At least one degree in forestry is preferred.



Apply By:4/10/2023



Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture
P. O. Box 6109
419 East College Street
Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-6109

Posted By: Rebecca Kidd

Forester - Alabama Alabama 3/13/2023 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Mobile, Alabama

Job Description:


National Forestry Initiative Forester -Alabama


The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a forester.  This is a cooperative position between the NWTF and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and will be responsible for administering, implementing and promoting forestry improvements through NRCS technical assistance programs on private lands. This is a full-time, term limited position.  Duty station is Jackson, AL NRCS Field office. This forester position will focus on delivery of NRCS conservation programs to historically underserved/limited resource forest landowners in a service area of approximately 8 surrounding counties. 



The forester position assists partners in promoting management of privately owned forested lands and riparian communities for multiple resource benefits, including forest & riparian health, wildlife habitat, fuels reduction and water quality.  The forester provides forestry assistance to private landowners, communities and public agencies to achieve optimum environmental, economic and social benefits from forest resources.  In addition, the forester will implement silvicultural practices and deliver technical assistance and financial assistance programs under the direction of NRCS. The forester provides forestry assistance to private landowners to achieve optimum environmental, economic and social benefits from forest resources.  In addition, the forester will prescribe and monitor silvicultural practices and deliver technical assistance and financial assistance programs under the direction of NRCS.


·     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 and provide recommendations for working in forest 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, invasive species control, proper grazing regimes and riparian improvements

·     Prepare and monitor forest management plans based on accepted silvicultural practices Conduct T&E reviews for NEPA/ESA compliance on Farm Bill program projects

·     Prepare forest management project contracts, providing specifications and prescriptions for forest management activities appropriate to 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

·     Provide or participate in trainings or presentations related to forestry, wildlife, conservation planning certification and other topics associated with natural resource management

·     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

·     Other functions as assigned by supervisor



Preferred candidates will possess experience working in the forest ecosystems, riparian communities and a working 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 is required.  Familiarity with NEPA & ESA and a working knowledge of basic surveying principles, map reading and GIS/GPS technology, ArcGIS skills and the ability to apply professional scientific techniques to the land for which responsibilities are assigned is required.  The forester will possess the ability to effectively cooperate with private landowners, the general public, cooperators and their peers.  The position requires the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form, to convey clear and persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others.  



·        Demonstrated knowledge of forest & riparian community management techniques

·        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).  Applicants within two months of graduating with a degree as listed must secure degree before date of hire.

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



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, 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.


Salary is commensurate with experience and skillset and includes an excellent benefits package. 


Salary range for NFI Foresters is $42,934 to $60,512 per year



Salary range for NFI Foresters is $42,934 to $60,512 per year

Apply By:3/31/2023


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Chimp Haven Internship Louisiana 2/1/2023 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Chimp Haven

Location:Shreveport , Louisiana

Job Description:

Internship Description: Animal Care – Husbandry Internship

Date Posted: Open throughout the year

Internship Description: Chimp Haven, Inc. will provide a unique opportunity for three individuals interested in the behavioral or biological sciences to learn and participate in the care of captive chimpanzees in a sanctuary environment. This internship is designed for those individuals wishing to gain experience with chimpanzees and will focus on their basic needs such as diet, sanitation, socialization, enrichment, and security. Through the experience, interns will gain knowledge of chimpanzee behavior and animal care.

Qualifications/Experience: Please send unofficial transcripts , two letters of recommendation, resume and a cover letter which details your interests, dates you are available and any other qualifications.All internships will be competitive. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. A general understanding and concern for the well being of animals is required. Coursework in primatology, biology, or animal behavior is preferred but not required. Proof of a negative TB test and current MMR, Tetanus, and COVID vaccinations is required. Must be over 18 to apply. 

Salary/funding: The internship is on a volunteer basis and provides no stipend. Housing may be available on site for the term of the internship at a rate of $25 per week plus a $200 refundable security deposit and $75 non-refundable cleaning fee. Personal vehicle is required (non negotiable).

Internship Term: Full time, 40 hours per week, available time frames throughout the year. Please request time frame in cover letter. Minimum eight week commitment. 

Apply By:5/1/2023

Posted By: Arden Robert

Graduate Student Multiple States 1/17/2023 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:University of Saskatchewan

Location:Saskatoon SK Canada, Multiple States

Job Description:

The Department of Biology at the University of Saskatchewan supports a diversity of research programs and has a large and active community of graduate students and faculty – with particular strengths in ecology, wildlife health, and toxicology.

One graduate student position is currently available within the Department to pursue a project related to migratory connectivity in the Upland sandpiper.

The selected student will implement lab and field-based research using intrinsic (genetic) and extrinsic (GPS) markers to evaluate genetic structure and the use of breeding areas and non-breeding areas and how connectivity is linked to variable population trends.

The student will be trained in experimental design and statistical analyses of results, and be capable of developing and conducting independent research. Strong quantitative skills, GIS experience, and field experience with birds are assets. Although we are primarily seeking a Ph.D. student, a highly qualified M.Sc. student may be considered. Either way, the candidate must be in possession of their M.Sc. or B.Sc. degree, respectively, prior to September 2023.

Although we do have funding for the program, we are seeking candidates with a strong academic record who have a high probability of securing student scholarships.

Your application should include (a) a letter describing your interests and qualifications for the position, specifically highlighting how your skills match the position requirements, (b) your CV/resume, (c) contact information for 2 academic/professional references, and (d) unofficial transcripts for coursework to date.

This posting will stay open until suitable candidates are identified, although the anticipated start date is May or September 2023, and early applications are appreciated. Informal inquiries (without application materials) are welcome.

Ann E. McKellar, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Environment & Climate Change Canada
Government of Canada
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan

Kirsty E. B. Gurney, Ph.D.
Research Scientist Environment & Climate Change Canada
Government of Canada
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan

Apply By:4/17/2023

Posted By: KBrasher

Environmental Intern Multiple States 12/27/2022 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mitigation Resources of North America

Job Description:

  • This position will assist in performing a variety of data collection and data summary tasks on stream and wetland mitigation banking projects. This person also performs basic duties for various projects as assigned.
  • Field monitoring and data collection of wetland and stream mitigation sites
  • Operating a tractor for tasks, including spraying, bush hogging, disking, and road grading
  • Perform invasive brush clearing, tree felling, planting, seeding, and other restoration activities
  • Provide survey assistance for stream and wetland restoration projects
  • Implement and enforce safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe working environment and increase employee safety awareness
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Education:

Currently enrolled in an accredited college/university program, preferably with the completion of one year towards a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Ecology, Biology, Forestry, or related field of study.


  • Proficient and confident with Microsoft Office

  • Knowledge or ability to learn plant and wildlife identification

  • Proven track record of meeting deadlines

  • Must be able to work independently

  • Must be able to work outside in extreme conditions traversing multiple miles per day

  • Must be able to operate a UTV safely in all conditions

  • Ability to identify and map Waters of the U.S.

  • Proficient in GIS computer mapping and in-field GIS data collection methods

  • Education and experience identifying flora of the Eastern U.S.

  • Experience operating farm machinery (tractors, drill seed, UTVs) and chainsaws

Apply By:3/27/2023



209 Renaissance Dr

Hallsville TX


Posted By: Emily Fulbright

Area Forester Multiple States 1/5/2023 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:TTG Forestry Services, LLC

Location:Florence, AL, Multiple States

Job Description:

TTG Forestry Services, LLC ("TTG") is seeking a qualified candidate for a full-time forester position. The position would be located in Florence, AL or the surrounding area. TTG manages approximately 137,000 acres in AL/MS/TN.


• Manage 3-5 logging crews at any given time, both for thinning and for clearcuts.         Will include timber sale setup, BMP oversight, and merchandising verification
• Inventory cruising including seedling survival audits
• Tree planting supervision
• Oversight on chemical site-preparation applications
• Annual tract inspections
• Road maintenance oversight
• Develop relationships with local wood buyers and mills
• Ability to learn and utilize company systems including GIS software


Required Education:

Bachelor's degree in Forestry

Required Experience:

3+ years experience preferred but will consider new graduates


Would prefer experience in all areas listed above, but willing to train as needed





Salary variable based on experience; full benefits package included (insurance, matching 401k, bonus plan, etc.)

Apply By:4/5/2023


Posted By: John Lange

Assistant Professor of Biology: Natural Resources and Conservation Management Georgia 9/8/2022 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Thomas University

Location:Thomasville, Georgia

Job Description:

Thomas University, an independent, not-for-profit, institution of higher education in Thomasville, Georgia with undergraduate and graduate programs invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of our new Natural Resources and Conservation Management (NRCM) program housed in the Division of Health and Science. Rank is negotiable upon hire with prior teaching experience and rank. Reporting to the program director of science, the position is an academic, on campus appointment.

Required Education:

Earned doctorate degree in Natural Resources and Conservation Management, Ecology, or a closely related field.

Required Experience:

Experience relating to the required skills is a must.


GIS certification or demonstrated experience.

Demonstrated leadership coordinating academic program through curriculum development, program assessment, and recruitment.

Expertise teaching online and developing/coordinating online programming.

Ability to build relationships and work cooperatively with all constituents.



Apply By:5/1/2023

Phone:(229) 226-1621

Posted By: Thomas University