Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Prep)

Website U.S. Department of Agriculture

Duties Summary:

The primary purpose of this position is to perform technical duties in timber stand improvement, reforestation, and tree improvement on a Forest Service unit.


• Conduct reforestation and stocking surveys of recently planted tracts using standard methods and techniques

• Traverse project areas to determine acreage and draft maps of traverse areas in preparation for timber stand improvement and reforestation activities.

• Conduct on-site observation of contractor or agency crews engaged in timber stand improvement or reforestation efforts.

• Make recommendations for areas requiring remedial action based on results of reforestation and stocking surveys.

• Plan inspections of silvicultural work such as genetic tree improvement, planting, thinning, seeding, and site preparation.

• Determine the survival rate of seedlings by collecting data using established procedures and precedents.

• Perform surveys to determine stand conditions and the need for precommercial thinning or other treatment.

Travel Required:

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position for meetings, trainings, and/or site visits

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