Society of American Foresters

Northwest Regions

Silviculture Forester

Hancock Forest Management
Cathlamet, Washington

General Directive:  Planning, coordinating, supervising, and implementing forest management projects and programs in a team environment.


  • The region encompasses 149,000 acres.
  • Silviculture, harvest, transportation, and land management operations.
  • Stewardship of people and the environment.
  • Stakeholder relations.

Job Dimensions:

  • Silviculture, harvest, transportation system, and land management planning, layout, permitting, and contract supervision.
  • Development of property management plans, property budgets, and budget forecasts.
  • Environmental stewardship program implementation and compliance.
  • Safety culture development, program implementation, and compliance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Specific Duties

  • Primary duties include silviculture -- reforestation, competing vegetation control, insect, animal / disease damage control, etc.
  • Support of harvest unit design, boundary delineation, environmental compliance, harvest system selection, bidding/negotiating price, contracting, contract administration, etc.
  • Support other land management activities development and implementation.
  • Active and involved participant in the safety program.
  • The development of budgets and forecasts.
  • Implementation of the stewardship program, including SFI.
  • Support HNRG groups such as acquisitions, client account group, etc. as needed.
  • Special projects as requested or needed.


  • BS in Forest Management or related field such as Forest Engineering/Forest Science.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in GIS, ArcMap preferable.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft software suite (includes Outlook / email or something similar)
  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills.
  • Team player - able to understand and work with different personalities.
  • Highly motivated and entrepreneurial.
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.

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