(RGS & AWS) in partnership with the Ottawa National Forest are looking for a motivated individual to work effectively with the Ottawa across six Ranger Districts including the Kenton, Bergland, Ontonagon, Bessemer, Watersmeet, and Iron River Ranger Districts. The Copper Country Forest Habitat Project Coordinator will function as a Wildlife Forester on the Ottawa National Forest, providing habitat/timber treatment planning, contract development and oversight support and on-the-ground field assessments, stand evaluations, and project layout for improving habitat and hunter walking trails across the six Ranger Districts. Public Lands Project Coordinator – Western Upper Peninsula, Michigan Copper Country Forest Habitat Project Coordinator
RGS & AWS is seeking a dedicated conservationist to coordinate forest wildlife habitat efforts in Pennsylvania. The State Coordinator will build habitat initiatives through innovative partnerships with industry, state, and federal partners. The PA coordinator will be part of a team working under direction of the regional Forest Conservation Director. Forest Conservation Coordinator – Pennsylvania
RGS & AWS in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Daniel Boone National Forest (DBNF), and other partners, are hiring a wildlife-oriented forester to work effectively with private forest landowners and public land managers in the Appalachian Mountain region of eastern Kentucky. The selected individual will coordinate the implementation of sustainable forest management practices on private, state, and federal lands to assist the recovery of Species of Greatest Conservation Need identified in the Kentucky State Wildlife Action Plan and the Kentucky Ruffed Grouse and Young Forest Strategic Plan, while also promoting forest health and timber production objectives: Forest Wildlife Specialist- Forester: Kentucky – All Lands
RGS & AWS in partnership with the American Bird Conservancy, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), are looking for a wildlife-oriented forester to work effectively with private forest landowners in the mountain region of western North Carolina. The selected individual will conduct outreach, collect and review data, draft forest management plans, and prepare stands for implementation for private landowners interested in being part of NRCS’s Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) partnership to assist in the recovery of the golden-winged warbler (GWW), while also promoting forest health and timber production objectives: Forest Wildlife Specialist- Forester: North Carolina – Private Lands
The Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society (RGS & AWS) in partnership with the Cherokee National Forest (CNF) and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) are recruiting a wildlife-oriented forester to work in Tennessee (TN). The position’s primary focus will be on 1) private and state lands in the North Cumberland Plateau, and 2) National Forest lands on the Cherokee National Forest in East TN. The Forest Wildlife Specialist will provide forest management support for project planning, design, implementation, and monitoring on public and private lands. Active forest management will be implemented to achieve forest habitat objectives from TN’s State Wildlife Action Plan and CNF’s Forest Plan. The position will focus on restoring forest structure, composition, and age-class diversity for at-risk wildlife and Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN). Increasing structural and age-class diversity is an important conservation action to reverse decline of multiple SGCN in the region, including ruffed grouse, American woodcock, golden-winged warbler, and cerulean warbler. Our objective is to reverse downward population trends through sustainable forest management in line with Best Management Practices for forest wildlife in the Appalachian region: Forest Wildlife Specialist- Forester: Tennessee- All Lands
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About Ruffed Grouse Society & American Woodcock Society
RGS & AWS unite conservationists to improve wildlife habitat and forest health. Since 1961, RGS has promoted stewardship for our forests, our wildlife, and our future. Our vision is to create landscapes of diverse, functioning forest ecosystems that provide homes for wildlife and opportunities for people to experience them.
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