Employer: Hemlock Restoration Initiative
Location: Asheville, NC
Job duration: seasonal from late Sept/early Oct to early May.
Application deadline: please submit as soon as possible. Anticipated start date is late Sept
Summary of Position:
Our Forestry Technician crew is on the front-lines in our program to control HWA on forest lands in North Carolina. As a Forestry Technician, you will work fall through spring as part of a small team conducting hemlock restoration activities on national, state, and otherwise conserved forests, including parks, game lands, and private lands across Western North Carolina. These activities will consist of scouting and assessing the health of hemlock stands, writing and updating hemlock treatment plans for each site, installing and collecting data from impact monitoring plots, conducting chemical treatments for HWA, and to a lesser degree supporting other HWA control strategies, including biological and silvicultural control strategies. On occasion, the technician crew will work with others (such as volunteers,
Job Corps, ACE, BRIDGE, other agency staff, etc.) to accomplish the above tasks.