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Forestry Technician




Frontier Resource Management is a Hopland based forestry consulting business with a focus on timber harvest plans, fuels reduction projects, botany surveys, timber inventory, and various other forest management plans.  Most projects are based in Mendocino, Lake, Sonoma, and Napa Counties.  As a Forestry Technician for FRM, you will work closely with an RPF to prepare and implement these various plans and environmental studies to improve California’s overall forest health. The ideal candidate has a desire to become an RPF.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Timber harvest plan layout

  • Flagging harvest boundaries, fuel treatments, WLPZs, and sensitive species habitats

  • Timber marking

  • Forest inventory and cruising

  • Hazard tree marking for road right of way projects

  • CalVTP and other CEQA project fieldwork

  • Professional map creation and geodatabase management

Required Qualifications

  • Must be self-motivated with excellent organizational skills and a positive attitude

  • Northern California tree species identification

  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively while navigating rugged terrain under adverse weather conditions

  • Ability to safely operate truck and ATV

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and clean driving record

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word & Excel

  • Skills in map reading and orienteering


Desired Experience, Qualifications & Skills

  • B.S. in Forestry or closely related field

  • THP layout experience

  • Experience using a compass, diameter tape, prism, cruisers crutch, and other forestry measurement tools

  • Experience preparing a project specific analysis of the states CalVTP PEIR

  • Experience conducting botany surveys

  • Proficient with Avenza, Fieldmaps, and Arcpro

  • Timber inventory experience


Work Conditions


This position requires both field and office work. Field work involves hiking through remote mountainous terrain in wet, slippery, uneven, brushy, steep, unstable conditions. Exposure to noise, dust, wildlife, poison oak, and all types of weather conditions are possible. This position requires sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment and frequently hike, reach, stoop, kneel, crawl, twist, and grasp.


To Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, and professional references to


Thank you for your interest!

Frontier Resource Management

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