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Timberland Conservation and Wildfire Prevention Position at CDFW

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    Timberland Conservation and Wildfire Prevention Position at CDFW

    Forest management and fire resiliency are statewide priorities. California’s forests cover one-third of the state and yet they are under great threat from fire, climate change, and lack of proper management. In addition to the iconic Coast Redwood and other conifers, scores of species make forests their home, including Northern Spotted Owl, Coho Salmon, Foothill Yellow-legged Frog, Black Bear, and Mountain Dogwood. While forests provide a home for an array of species, they also provide a source of clean water, wood products, and residence and recreation for many Californians. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has established a position to engage in statewide policy issues regarding timber harvesting and forest management. The position is located in West Sacramento and a few miles away from downtown Sacramento.

    The position will work in the following areas:

    • Timber harvesting policy lead in interactions with the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection
    • Lead in working groups of the Governor’s Forest Management Task Force
    • Participant in working groups, including the Board of Forestry’s Effectiveness Monitoring Committee and the AB1492 Working Groups
    • Analysis of new legislative bills
    • Representative on matters related to forest species, including Northern Spotted Owl
    • Coordinating with CDFW Regional staff to ensure consistency in practice of CDFW’s review of timber harvesting projects

    An ideal candidate will have worked in forestry or a broader biological regulatory setting. Additionally, experience with stakeholder outreach, formulating and implementing policy goals, and familiarity with CDFW laws and regulations is desired. Training and support to be successful in the position will be provided.

    The job announcement is located at

    The application period for this position closes Wednesday, November 4.

    Please contact Elliot Chasin at [email protected] with any questions.