Salmon Valley Stewardship – Forestry Technician

Salmon Valley Stewardship

The Forestry Technician’s duties at Salmon Valley Stewardship will primarily focus on conducting natural regeneration surveys, assisting with planting units layouts, thinning unit layouts, and other forestry related projects as needed near Salmon, Idaho. The majority of the technicians time will be spent in the field performing surveys to determine post wildfire stand conditions, identifying timber types, ground vegetation, insect and disease damage. Other time will be spent entering and checking data or helping with other SVS natural resource program activities.  This position is dependent on travel and site access conditions. Work will start with training in June with Forest Service partners, and project completion early fall. Position may be extended through October if funding is available.  


  • Knowledge of common tree species and basic ground vegetation in the Pacific Northwest ideal.  

  • Knowledge of common forestry practices to perform exams competentlypreferable. 

  • Possess skills suitable for working and camping in remote and rugged outdoor environments with variable weather, sometimes alone. 

  • A safe driving record, high comfort level with operating a 4-wheel-drive vehicle on rough roads. 

  • A high level of physical fitness (ability to hike up to 5-10 miles with a light packdaily). 

  • The ability to use a hand-held GPS device and data recording devices such as a tablet. 

  • Self-motivation and initiative, organization and efficiency. 

  • Willingness to work flexible hours to accommodate field days when necessary. 

  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment, and in small teams of two. 

  • Ability to train volunteers in various monitoring protocols and plant identification.  

  • Must have the ability to enjoy a good laugh with a bunch of tree nerds 

  • How to Apply: Email resume and cover letter in PDF form describing forestry and field work experience and why you’re interested in the position, to Include how you heard about this position and SVS.  

    Label email title: Forestry Tech Application –Your Name .  

    Questions? Email 

    Applications reviewed on a rolling basis after March 16st.  

    Posting Date: March 16, 2023.  Closing Date: April 17, 2023 

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