Position: North Florida Conservation Forester
Company: The Nature Conservancy
Location: Bristol, FL
The North Florida Conservation Forester is a staff member of the Field Initiatives Department’s (FID) North Florida Conservation Program (NFL) in The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Florida Chapter. The position works under the supervision of the NFL Stewardship Coordinator and is based at the Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve (ABRP) in Bristol, Fl. They develop and execute conservation forestry projects on both Conservancy and partner owned lands in Florida. They may also provide forestry support as needed to neighboring TNC Chapter’s in the southeastern U. S. states. This position has currently identified financial support through September 30, 2019 and no guarantees can be made that the position will extend beyond that date. However, The Nature Conservancy is an employer at will and the employment relationship may end at any time.
The North Florida Conservation Forester provides technical leadership and support to the Florida Chapter and assists with local and regional longleaf pine ecosystem Forest Restoration planning efforts as well as forest science consultation as needed. The Conservation Forester uses the best science and current thinking on forest management and restoration to address critical forest restoration needs in the southeastern U. S. The Conservation Forester works with state, federal and private partners using a wide range of tools (e.g. Stewardship Authority and Good Neighbor Authority) to effect lasting, landscape scale longleaf pine ecosystem restoration. The Conservation Forester addresses critical threats to natural systems and individual species, fosters cross-site learning among conservation community, and supplies conservation planning teams with site or landscape level information relevant to the planning process. The Conservation Forester coordinates forest restoration community support both externally and within the Conservancy (i.e. locally, regionally, and World Office). The Conservation Forester coordinates multiple projects, sets deadlines and manages to completion.