Forester in Fort Bragg, California, United States with Mendocino Redwood Company

Job Specific Information

I. Summary

Provides assistance to the Area Forester in the preparation and completion of the Timber Harvest Plans (THP) and the administration of the activities of those plans.

II. Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development and preparation of Timber Harvest Plans by performing research, organizing and analyzing field data, preparing the THP maps, analyzing air photos, and contacting outside resources if needed
  • Travels throughout the area defined in the THP and identifies unstable areas
  • Flags boundaries of the area defined in the THP
  • Records water course classifications, lake and protection zones and other relevant data as required to conform to the THP
  • Conducts surveys including botanical, archeological, raptor and spotted owl;
  • Prepares field notes to use in writing the THP
  • Provides work direction to Technicians
  • Develops and administers vegetation and reforestation projects
  • Administers field operations including designing and building roads and logging activity
  • Marks timber and trains others to mark timber III.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
  • Related experience or training
  • Willingness to obtain a Registered Professional Forester License
  • Knowledge of ArcView, Outlook, internet software, Excel and Word
  • Valid driver license and remain eligible to operate company vehicles including automobile, trucks, and/or all terrain vehicles in accordance with company policy guidelines
  • Ability to use a directional compass and topographical maps
  • Ability to operate a hand-held calculator, preferred

IV. Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties and responsibilities of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand; walk; use hands, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and communicate
  • May frequently be required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception and ability to adjust focus

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