The Conservation Fund

Ukiah or Fort Bragg, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $85,000-$95,000 depending on experience
Deadline Oct 14, 2023
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

LINE OF BUSINESS/DIVISION: Working Lands, North Coast


REPORTS TO: North Coast Timberland Manager


LOCATION: Ukiah or Fort Bragg, California


The Conservation Fund (“TCF” or the “Fund”) is a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the dual mission of protecting America’s most important land, water, and natural resources while also supporting economic growth in communities.  Top-ranked for efficiency and effectiveness, we have worked in all 50 states to protect over 8.5 million acres of land since 1985. To learn more about TCF, visit www.conservationfund.org.


The Conservation Fund is looking for a qualified individual to help grow our North Coast Forest Operations.  The Conservation Fund owns and manages 73,000 acres of timberland in Mendocino and Sonoma Counties, California.  Our forests are managed for sustainable timber harvesting, watershed restoration, and the sale of forest carbon offsets.  The successful candidate will be responsible for developing timber harvest plans, monitoring logging activities, assist with log sales, post-harvest inventory updates, tree planting and other silvicultural needs as they arise.      


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Develop Timber Harvest Plans (THP) in conformance with the California Forest Practice Rules and TCF’s management plans and see the THP through approval, harvesting and closeout. 
  • Secure permits from and ensure compliance with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Code, the State Water Resources Control Board, the US Department of Fish and Wildlife Endangered Species Act as necessary and other state, federal and county regulations.
  • Supervise logging, including associated road construction and maintenance.
  • Implement forest inventory; install and measure fixed and variable radius plots for our forest and carbon inventories. 
  • Oversee subcontractors to conduct biological surveys and habitat assessments for northern spotted owls and other species of interest.  
  • Develop and monitor other silvicultural activities such as pre-commercial thinning, tree-planting, invasive weed control, and other similar projects.


  • Registered professional foresters or qualified experience to the exam within 1 year of hiring.
  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry or related field.
  • Strong work ethic and time management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to productively engage with contractors, customers, stakeholder groups and the general public.
  • Proficiency with MS Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team.
  • Current California Driver’s license.


  • Familiarity with ArcGIS/ArcPro
  • Bilingual in Spanish

PHYSICAL DEMANDS (if applicable)

  • The successful candidate will be expected to work outdoors, in arduous conditions, in all weather, and in rough and/or steep terrain.


  • Work is performed in both the office and outdoors, in all weather conditions. 
  • Overnight travel may be required but will be infrequent. 


The salary range for this position is $85,000-$95,000 depending on experience, the position is eligible for opportunities to earn performance-based bonus compensation. The Fund offers a highly competitive package of benefits including employer contributions for health care, paid holidays, vacation and personal/sick leave, retirement plan and more. 

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.

***Please submit cover letter and resume with application***

Apply at https://www.conservationfund.org/careers

To learn more about The Conservation Fund, visit https://www.conservationfund.org.

Frequently cited statistics show that women and people from underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they think they meet 100% of the criteria. If you meet many but not all the criteria and feel you may be a good fit for the role, The Conservation Fund encourages you to apply.

The Conservation Fund, a nonprofit corporation, is an Equal Opportunity Employer that fully and actively supports equal access for all people regardless of Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Age, National Origin, Veteran Status, Disability, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave status, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression. The Fund prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination.


***Please submit cover letter and resume with application***

Apply at https://www.conservationfund.org/careers

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Forestry
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