Forester - Reforestation Manager

Sierra Pacific Industries

North Sierra District, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $100k - $150k / year
Required Experience 7+ years

We train and promote from within
Excellent low-cost health benefits
Retirement plan with employer-paid contributions
Paid vacation and 10 holidays

At Sierra Pacific Industries, we understand our greatest strength is the people who choose to build a career with us. We are a third-generation family-owned company that has grown to be one of the largest lumber and millwork producers in the United States. Our more than 6,000 employees are proud to work at our state-of-the-art sawmills and other facilities, including: manufacturing, custom wood-framed windows, fabrication, millwork, veneer, cogeneration, trucking, forestry, and other operations.

Our more than 2.4 million acres of timberland in the Western United States are sustainably managed by professionals in our Forestry Division. Currently, our Forestry Division, North Sierra Region of California, has an opening for a qualified Regional Reforestation Manager who is responsible for all reforestation activities on the Company’s timberlands in Shasta, Lassen, Plumas, Tehama, Butte Nevada, Yuba, Placer, and Sierra Counties. This position will lead a group of reforestation professionals charged with establishing and maintaining high-quality reforestation projects across hundreds of thousands of acres in the Northern Sierras. Work will be located on the Almanor, Lassen, Stirling, and Tahoe districts, and requires living in one of the surrounding communities.

About The Position

  • Fast-paced, dynamic operating environment focused on quality, cost control, safety and long-term productivity of company timberlands, firmly-rooted in a teamwork environment
  • Overall management of each district’s reforestation program to produce cost-effective, successful conifer reforestation projects
  • Effectively manage and negotiate contracts for reforestation activities including cone collection, seedlings, tree planting, vegetation management, site preparation, and thinning with focus on cost
  • Evaluate each district’s reforestation projects for survival success, cost effectiveness, and staff performance
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with local (County Ag) and State (DPR, water quality) agencies
  • Recruit, train, and maintain quality staff with focus on career development and long-term productivity
  • Management of a successful reforestation program with an eye for quality control and improvements to keep pace with a changing operating environment
  • Work closely with District/Regional managers in coordinating reforestation activities as they relate to overall district goals


  • 10 years’ experience managing a reforestation program that includes cone collection, seed bank management, sowing, planting administration, pre-commercial thinning, and extensive vegetation management
  • Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Natural Resources, Agriculture, or a related field preferred
  • Licensed Pest Control Advisor preferred, with knowledge of MISPA laws
  • Working knowledge of permitting and reporting requirements related to pesticide applications in California
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work with regional managers, district managers and district forestry staff
  • Excellent communication skills, self-motivation, and strong work ethic
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and GIS-based software programs

Why Join Our Team?
Because this is more than an invitation, it's a commitment to offer opportunities for personal and professional growth to everyone! We ask people to grow with us and make the company even better.

We provide an excellent benefit package including a full Health Benefits Plan (including medical, dental, and vision) with low-cost premiums, a 401(k) with Company Match, additional Retirement Contributions, and company-paid Life Insurance. Every year since 1979, the Sierra Pacific Foundation has provided an average of $500,000 in scholarships to help the children of our crew members with education expenses.

Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans.
The general wage range for this position at Sierra Pacific Industries is from $100,000 to $150,000 per year, and is dependent upon a number of factors, including, but not limited to: relevant work experience, skill, knowledge, and/or education.

About Our Company
Sierra Pacific Industries started in 1949 and has grown to be one of the largest lumber and millwork producers in the U.S., employing more than 6,000 crew members. Sierra Pacific continues to be a company where its employees are proud to work at state-of-the-art facilities and others strive to become part of the team.

We are a third generation family-owned company based in Northern California. Sierra Pacific owns and sustainably manages more than 2.4 million acres of timberland in California, Oregon, and Washington. We are growing forests for our future, planting over 6 million new trees every year. Our forests are managed under a 100-year plan by Registered Professional Foresters, Wildlife Biologists, Botanists, and other professionals.

Sierra Pacific effectively uses nearly 100% of every piece of wood we bring to our facilities. In fact, any small amount that isn't turned into hand-crafted doors and windows, millwork, lumber, or landscaping material is actually converted into electricity in our seven biomass-fueled power plants.

We are proud that all Sierra Pacific facilities follow our drug-free and tobacco-free policies. As part of our safety in the workplace policy, an offer of employment is subject to a negative drug screen result. We use E-verify to verify the social security number and work authorization of all newly hired employees. Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans.


If you are qualified and would like to join our team,please send a cover letter referencing this position and a resume to:

Sierra Pacific Industries
Human Resources
PO Box 496011
Redding, CA 96049
(530) 378-8001

or apply online and view all our career opportunities at: spi.careers

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Category Forestry
Tags GIS, Environmental Consulting, Entomology