Great Basin Institute – 2 positions

  • Full Time
  • Reno NV

Great Basin Institute

The Stewardship Program Coordinator will work in cooperation with the US Forest Service (USFS) Sequoia, Lassen, Plumas National Forests to provide management of collaborative stewardship projects in the Sierra Nevada. The Coordinator will plan and oversee activities associated with the numerous Forest Restoration Projects, while also supporting the Forest wide effort to reduce fuel loading associated with pine beetle mortality, blow downs from high wind events, and post fire recovery. Additional coordination activities include NEPA planning and other implementation measures, including biomass removal, mastication, machine piling and shrub control. These projects reduce fuels and promote forest health and habitat improvement/protection by removing drought- and beetle-impacted trees as well as those lost from windfall events across National Forests. Job duties are, but not limited to, the following:

• Identify and verify the land status and environmental constraints affecting the layout of the proposed project on the ground.
• Review, compile and analyze field data for project planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting.
• Monitor and oversee cruising and marking of timber, prepare general logging plans, and verify logging system settings for project implementation.
• Utilize appropriate documents, determine sale boundaries, proper location of logging roads, acceptable marking and cutting methods, stumpage prices, and the requirements for brush disposal, erosion control, and stand improvement.
• Prepare and ensure quality of documentation such as detailed maps, timber sale appraisals, and timber sales write up.
• Coordinate contracts with mastication and biomass removal contractors, monitor contractor compliance, and conduct quality control of implementation projects.
• Assist with monitoring, tracking, and reporting on project efforts and progress.

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