[sust-mar] Summer job: Climate forest inventory, Sackville, New Brunswick

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Position: Climate Forest Inventory Technician
Type: summer student position (10-week f/t contract)
Organization: Community Forests International
Location: Sackville, near Moncton, New Brunswick

About Community Forests International:


In 2007, Community Forests International initiated a rural tree planting movement on Pemba Island, Tanzania, that to date has seen over 5000 rural Pembans plant over 1,500,000 trees for timber, food, and conservation. In 2009 Community Forests International helped found a sister organization in Tanzania, Community Forests Pemba (CFP), to increase local ownership of its projects. The grass-roots innovation of Community Forests International’s activities earned the recognition and support of the European Union’s Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) in 2011. This enabled Community

Forests International to grow its Tanzanian projects beyond forest restoration to include sustainable agriculture, rainwater harvesting, sustainable building, and small-scale solar and wind energy generation. In 2013, with further support from the European Union, Community Forests International began constructing a Rural Innovation Campus on Pemba Island, Tanzania, to scale its leading community-based development activities to the greater Zanzibar and East African regions.


In 2009, reflecting a desire to make positive change closer to home, Community Forests International began delivering education and conservation programming in Atlantic Canada. The organization’s activities focused on supporting forest-dependent communities, and providing accessible re-skilling workshops on climate change adaptation and rural revitalization. On May 31st, 2012 Community

Forests International developed an innovative approach to carbon offsetting, generating the revenue required to purchase a 580-acre farm and forest, with the vision of establishing it as a vibrant living classroom and innovation center. By 2016 Community Forests International’s popular education series had grown to over 50 workshops with over 800 participants.

A focus on the low-carbon economy 

By implementing cutting edge Acadian Forest restoration management practices, adopting legally-binding working forest conservation easements and accessing innovative carbon finance mechanisms, Community Forests International has used the national voluntary carbon market to store 12,000 tonnes of additional CO2 equivalent over a four-year period through the protection and careful stewardship of 580 acres of forest. Given the organization’s successful track record, Community Forests International is looking to scale-up carbon offsetting in the region, as a way to both combat climate change and support forest-dependent communities as they work to restore New Brunswick’s forests.

Job Description

Community Forests International (Forests Int’l) would like to hire a summer intern to undertake an inventory of the organization’s forested properties throughout southern New Brunswick. The summer intern will be responsible for:
• Undertaking a forest inventory on Forests Int’ls properties, including timber and carbon stocking and cataloguing tree species diversity;
• Traveling from Forests Int’ls office in Sackville, NB, to forested properties in their own vehicle (travel remuneration is available);
• Inputting and analyzing data following Forests Int’ls established inventory process; and,
• Reporting to Forests Int’l staff.

Essential Qualifications

Candidates should have either academic or work experience in forestry or another natural science-related field. Additional essential qualifications include:
• Able to and comfortable with navigating solo through the woods with GPS and compass;
• Experience in forest and/or natural science sampling techniques;
• Valid drivers license and own vehicle;
• Cellular phone;
• Tree identification in the Acadian Forest; and,
• Microsoft Office competencies, especially Excel.

Essential Qualities

Candidates are required to be:
• Comfortable working alone, as well as part of a team;
• Capable of working independently and organizing their own work;
• Applicants must be students (enrolled full-time in previous semester and returning to school); and,
• Canadian citizens 15-30 years old.

Beneficial Qualifications and Skills

Exceptional candidates will also display the following:
• Strong statistical background;
• Experience in forest mensuration; and,
• Comfortable staying overnight at field sites in rustic accommodations.

Work Location and Salary

The Intern will work from the Forests Int’l office in Sackville, NB. Remuneration is based on 35 hours per week for 10 weeks, at $12 per hour.

How to Apply

Candidates are asked to submit their curricula vitae and a cover letter to: 
info at forestsinternational.org 
by midnight on Sunday, June 11, 2017.

Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview, and interviews will be held in mid-June.


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