Resilience Forester

Resilience Forester

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The Resilience Forester (RF) provides technical leadership and support to the Tri State Chapter’s Forest Team and plans and directs forest restoration management projects. The Resilience Forester implements a diverse array of forest management and restoration projects across Northern Minnesota on TNC, federal, state, private, and county managed forest land. The RF addresses critical threats to natural systems and individual species, fosters cross-site learning and collaboration among the conservation community, and supplies conservation planning teams with site or landscape level information relevant to the planning process. The RF develops and implements conservation strategies and employs a full range of forest restoration tools to accomplish on the ground results and implements a variety of strategies to secure public and private support for TNC conservation priorities. The RF coordinates community support, ensures the maintenance of the Forest Team restoration portfolio of sites and coordinates multiple projects, sets deadlines, and manages completion. The RF reports to the Resilience Forestry Manager and may supervise volunteers or contractors. This is a full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package, and a starting annual salary between $48,700-$58,000. This position requires the ability to travel up to 15% time, a valid driver’s license and compliance with The Nature Conservancy’s auto safety policy.



  • Performs tasks with minimal supervision and makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience and context.
  • Supervises technical, administrative and professional staff with responsibility for performance management, training and development.
  • Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
  • Gains cooperation from outside parties to accomplish program goals. These parties may include state, federal, county, tribal, and private landowners.
  • Financial responsibility includes working within/managing a budget to complete projects, negotiating and contracting with vendors, and assisting with budget development.
  • Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
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