We are accepting applications for team members for the 2021-2022 forstry season.
Go here to fill out the Job Application online.
The Fire Ecology Restoration Project is seeking team members to help fulfill our grant objectives. See the Project description here. This is designed as a three year project. We have funds to pay approximately 8 people for 4 weeks of forestry work during the forestry burn season December 2021 to March/April 2022. The exact schedule will be determined by the teams themselves and weather conditions. Some training in biochar practices and professional forestry will be included during this paid work period. Job duties may include cutting trees and brush, moving wood, operating biochar kilns, carrying materials or equipment, operating chainsaws, water pumps and hoses, and clearing fire lines, trails and kiln pads.
Additionally, there will be team meetings and some online training prior to the work period of at least 4 hours/month. Additional paid work in organizing and planning prior to or following the work period may be available depending on your skills, interest and availability.
You should be willing to make a three year commitment to the project. In the second year, the initial cadre will have the opportunity to become crew leaders for volunteers and new trainees doing similar work. In the third year, we will be assisting our employees to launch their own biochar based forestry business operations.
We are seeking enthusiastic forestry loving individuals for the initial cadre who are interested in making restoration forestry a professional career path. Helpful prior experience includes forestry, biochar, wildland firefighting, prescribed burning, permaculture, ecological restoration, surveying, ecological assessment, team leadership, teaching, and interaction with government agencies. Other attributes sought include communication skills, passion for returning the forest to cyclical low-intensity fire management, self-responsibility and ability to work on a team.