Pinchot Institute Fellows collaborate with other researchers and policy specialists within and outside the Pinchot Institute to identify, develop, and test new policies and business models for solving the complex conservation challenges of the 21st century. The Pinchot Institute is currently seeking a Fellow to work with our Western Regional Office to coordinate a regional partnership deploying technical and financial assistance to family forest owners in Western Oregon and Washington focused on facilitating access to ecosystem markets.
Roles and responsibilities of this fellowship will include:
- Targeted outreach to family forest owners
- Providing consultations to forest owners to complete initial assessments of forestland carbon storage and offset potential
- Assisting Institute staff and contractors in scheduling and completing forest carbon inventories with candidate landowners
- Working with agencies to facilitate the strategic allocation of Federal conservation funding to priority landowners
- Assisting technical service providers consulting directly with family forest owners to complete forest management plans that incorporate carbon management
- Planning and coordinating planning calls and meetings with partner organizations
- Participating in regional and national policy networks focused on forest carbon management, markets, and incentives
- Monitoring and reporting programmatic accomplishments
Desired Qualifications: We are seeking applicants with outstanding academic records, excellent organizational and time management skills, advanced interpersonal communication abilities, a background in field work, and the ability to write and speak clearly and concisely. Experience in providing conservation assistance to landowners is highly desired as is an understanding of family forest management and ownership concerns. Field experience in forestry or related disciplines and a background in GIS are desired. Knowledge of cost-share programs and forest carbon offset protocols for improved forest management are a plus. Candidates should have a master’s degree in forestry, natural resources or environmental management, or a related field.