The NorthWoods Stewardship Center is a non-profit conservation organization serving the communities of northern Vermont and New Hampshire since 1989. Our Education, Conservation Corps, Conservation Science, and Forest Stewardship programs provide the knowledge and skills needed to understand the northern landscape, make use of its resources wisely, and help sustain vibrant communities and a healthier natural environment. Our Charleston, Vermont campus and 1,450 acre demonstration forest are a destination for outdoor recreation, as well as a hub for youth and adult education, sustainable land management, and
NorthWoods is hiring three Sustainable Forestry Crew
members to work on management projects in the Lydia
Spitzer Demonstration Forest at NorthWoods, as well as
contract projects with other organizations and landowners
in northern Vermont and New Hampshire.
Projects will include precommercial thinning and low-impact tractor logging in the NorthWoods Demonstration Forest; riparian tree planting; firewood processing; trailwork; and other forest management projects. Emphasis will be placed on gaining knowledge and understanding of sustainable forestry
practices while completing boots-on-the-ground projects, with
optional reading and discussions about silviculture, management
goals/decisions, and forest dynamics. Current forest health
priorities such as climate change resilience and invasive species
pressure will be addressed.
To apply, please email your cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to Sam Perron. Applications are due by 5pm on Tuesday, September 3rd. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and positions may fill earlier.
Qualified applicants should have basic knowledge of ecology
and/or forestry, ability to identify local tree species, and chainsaw
training (Game of Logging, US Forest Service or equivalent. For
those without chainsaw training, Game of Logging will be offered at a reduced cost the weekend before the crew season starts). Preferred qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in forestry or
environmental science, GPS/GIS mapping, Wilderness First Aid/First Responder training, and/or forest management experience.
This position is very physically demanding and requires extensive outdoor work in varied weather. Applicants must be comfortable with this work environment and able to navigate in the woods with a map/compass and GPS unit. A positive attitude, strong work ethic, physical fitness, and interest in forest ecology, management and education are essential!