Senior Forester

  • Terraformation
  • Remote
  • Aug 06, 2022
Full time role

Job Description

About Terraformation  Terraformation is restoring the world's forests to help solve climate change and build thriving communities. Our mission is to help solve climate change by restoring the planet’s forests. We believe that native forest ecosystems are the most effective, safe, and scalable carbon capture systems on Earth. We work with partners all over the world to accelerate successful restoration projects and scale this climate solution.  We’re innovating in both forest tech and green finance. We’ve developed accessible, low-cost solutions to native forest restoration, including off-grid seed banks to store millions of seeds anywhere, open-source software to measure tree health and growth, and accessible forestry training programs. We’re also developing novel financing structures to support local communities as they undertake restoration projects. We’re a unique mix of foresters, technology experts, and creative communicators brought together by our common mission. Learn more at  Job MissionTerraformation is hiring a Senior Forester to help plan global afforestation and reforestation projects around the world.  Terraformation’s overall mission is to have 1 trillion trees planted by 2030.  Terraformation’s Forestry team is at the center of our company and the Senior Forester plays a critical role in support of our mission by:
Planning, leading and supporting qualified forestry and ecological restoration partners around the world. In addition, this role will contribute forestry expertise to partner projects and align with Terraformation’s goals so that together, we are able to plant 1 Trillion trees in the next 10 years 

Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Plan profitable forestry projects and restoration projects with companies, groups, and organizations that are already doing, or want to do new reforestation, afforestation, agroforestry or silviculture projects
  • Develop contracts in collaboration with internal teams to develop global forestry partnerships, standards and projects
  • Determine the ability of partners to fulfill project objectives 
  • Determine and negotiate scope of projects including species selection, seed banking, planting methods, monitoring methods, maintenance and stewardship, bottlenecks and challenges
  • Liaise with external network as needed to determine appropriate native, biodiverse fulfillment needs per project location
  • Anticipated travel approximately 2-3 times per year
  • Ability to work in a fast paced start-up environment

Minimum Qualifications

  • 7+ years of Forestry experience - with a strong background in native forest restoration and conservation
  • Extensive on the ground experience in the following land use systems: ecological and native reforestation, forestry and agroforestry, silviculture, silvopasture and sustainable landscape design
  • Knowledge of ethnobotany, seed collection and banking
  • Strong project planning and management experience in international and developing countries - especially within the tropics 
  • Experience working with assessing taxonomic and ecological appropriateness that is site specific
  • Experience working with communities, landowners and other groups doing restoration and sustainable land development/management
  • Knowledge of production forestry (timber harvesting sustainable vs industrial)
  • Experience working in wildfire management, drought conditions and invasive/pest management

Covid-19 Vaccination Policy Terraformation requires anyone who engages in in-person activities (e.g., team meetings, meetings with vendors, visits to one of our worksites) or travels for work related purposes to confirm they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious accommodation is requested and approved. 
We are an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex including gender identity or expression, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, credit history, genetic history, arrest and court record, military service, reproductive health decision, domestic or sexual violence victim status if the domestic or sexual violence victim provides notice to Terraformation of such status or Terraformation has actual knowledge of such status, or any other protected category recognized by Hawaii and federal laws.

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