Swinomish Tribal Indian Community

La Conner , WA
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Tribal Forester

Swinomish Tribal Indian Community
La Conner, WA Intern/Co-op
Posted on April 25, 2018

The Swinomish Indian Community is recruiting for a full time Tribal Forester 40 hours a week. The Tribal Forester under the general supervision of the Swinomish planning director and direction from tribal oversight committees, provide primary services for implementation of the Swinomish forest management plan (FMP) and associated forest practices and activities on tribally-owned and Swinomish Reservation trust lands for economic, conservation, cultural recreational, and other purposes. Arrange for an maintain working inventory of timber stands, timber appraisals and cruises, and develop and advise on forest management activities and prescriptions consistent with the objectives of the FMP.

Develop and recommend proposed forest practices and harvest plans to applicable oversight committees and implement approved practices and plans as directed; implement objectives for conservation of wildlife habitat, cultural uses and other beneficial uses; prepare forester reports and associate documents as required for compliance with tribal codes, permitting, and NEPA. Develop and recommend reforestation and associated forest development plans, monitor timbers stands for healthy grown and disease.

Minimum Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in forestry, botany, natural resource management, or similar program; five years experience in forest management, forest practices, forest development, or similar natural resources field. Satisfactory combination of equivalent experience and training may be acceptable, including graduation from program accredited by the Society Of American Foresters, CFE credits in siviculture and / or forest ecology, and direct field experience greater than five years.

Salary depends on experience. Must be able to pass successfully a criminal background check, drug test and must have a valid Washington Driver License. Position is open until filled.

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