Forestry Technician

  • Terraformation
  • Kona/Kohala/Hamakua, HI
  • Sep 24, 2021

Job Description

Terraformation is hiring Forestry Technicians to implement and maintain reforestation projects. Terraformation’s overall mission is to grow forests on 3 billion acres of land. Terraformation’s Forestry team is at the center of our company and Forest Technicians play a critical role in support of our mission by:
Implementing and maintaining Terraformation’s reforestation projects in Hawaii that demonstrate the effectiveness of our methods and equipment to the world.
This role is hands-on, detail oriented and requires consistency so the projects are successful at every stage of their development. Every detail of the project is important and must be approached with attention.
We have multiple work sites, this position may be based at any of our sites on the Big Island.

Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Weeding by hand and with tools & equipment such as hand saws, loppers, chain saws
  • Spraying the correct herbicide for the target plants
  • Clearing rocks, creating walls to clean up areas
  • Checking and repairing fence lines
  • Maintaining equipment
  • Making media for the nursery
  • Blowing debris in the nursery weekly
  • Planting restoration species
  • Fertilization of out-plants
  • Mulching out-plants
  • Setting up irrigation
  • Recording GPS locations of outplants
  • Keeping storage organized and clean, empty trash
  • Checking irrigation lines for leaks
  • Hand weeding around all out-plants
  • Hand watering as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3+ years of Forestry experience; field work
  • Experience with tools and equipment

Ideal Qualifications

  • Experience with animals and pest control on large properties
  • Experience with rock and stonework
  • Experience with site security
Love the Job, but Don’t Have Every Box Checked?
The Terraformation team is a diverse group with varied interests and experiences. If you are inspired by our mission, then we encourage you to apply even if you don’t have every skill we’re looking for. Our flexibility and dedication to growth is at the core of our contributions on this exciting journey together. We look for flexibility of spirit as we grow. We look forward to hearing from you!
About TerraformationTerraformation is a small startup team made up of people who passionately care about climate change. We believe climate scientists when they tell us time is running out for human beings to preserve climate conditions that support the continuation of our species. We are working to save the world from excess carbon emissions.
There are many mechanisms, programs, and agreements that governments can implement to reduce carbon emissions and to sequester atmospheric carbon. However, we believe that none of these options are currently being executed at sufficient pace or scale to avert climate disaster. Terraformation aims to focus the world on pragmatically doing-what-can-be-done rather than hypothetical doomsday what-if scenarios.
The most immediate, affordable, and scalable solution to climate change is to plant an enormous number of trees. Terraformation will, directly or indirectly, create 3 billion acres of new forest land within the next 30 years in order to re-absorb 45B tons per year of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
It is Terraformation’s mission to accelerate natural carbon capture through forestry tech. We are committed to assisting partners remove bottlenecks to tree planting.
Read more about Terraformation on our blog:

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Carbon Accounting & Offsetting, Carbon Removal & Utilization Engineering, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Research & Education

Drawdown solutions

Forest Protection, Temperate Forest Restoration, Tree Plantations (on Degraded Land), Tropical Forest Restoration