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Job Posting - Forest Ecologist, Flagstaff, AZ

The Nature Conservancy in Arizona is looking to hire a Forest Ecologist based in the Flagstaff, AZ area. This is an exciting opportunity, and we would appreciate your help in distributing this job posting to interested and qualified candidates.

 The Forest Ecologist provides scientific leadership in forest management, focusing on evaluating, developing and applying science-based practices in a dynamic socio-political environment. The Forest Ecologist works with a cross-functional team within the Conservancy and with external stakeholders to: 1) design and implement science-informed adaptive management and monitoring programs; 2) help resolve conflicting perspectives among stakeholders by adding more relevant science to the many factors being considered; and 3) help accelerate and guide forest restoration through collaboration, building relationships, and creative problem-solving. This position plays a key role in the Conservancy’s ongoing work with the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) as well as development of innovative technologies to streamline forest thinning operations while providing data on effectiveness of restoration treatments.

 Applicants should have a Master’s degree in ecology or science-related field plus 4 years of relevant experience (or equivalent combination); a strong interest in using science to inform land management and stakeholder discussions; experience and enjoyment working closely with diverse partners such as federal land managers, academic researchers, and forestry professionals; demonstrated skills in ecological measurement, analysis and modeling; and excellent written and oral communication skills. For details and to apply, see, search for job #41102. Applications will be accepted through June 3.




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