Operations Forester

Seven Islands Land Company manages the Pingree Family timberlands and manufacturing assets in northern and western Maine.  A sustainable forestry mindset has guided this privately owned 820,000-acre working forest for nearly two hundred years.  We strive to better the environment, strengthen the forest industry, and support the talents and goals of our employees.    

Seven Islands Land Company is accepting applications for an Operations Forester position in our 460,000-acre Acadian unit based out of Ashland, Maine.  This is a full- time, salaried exempt position, offering competitive pay and benefits. 

Forester Responsibilities:

 Seven Islands foresters implement silvicultural prescriptions aligned with our mission, vision, and landowner objectives in order to maximize the future value of our forest including: 

  • Planning and preparation for harvest operations including harvest area reconnaissance and layout of sensitive areas, riparian areas, regulatory, wildlife, and social features.
  • Forest road planning and layout, monitoring road construction, and road maintenance activities.
  • Timber merchandizing, utilization, and quality control, including completion of service contractor performance inspections.
  • Planning, monitoring, and administration of timber stand improvement (TSI) activities such as precommercial thinning, planting, site preparation, and competition control. 
  • Ensuring compliance with internal riparian and forest operations policies, state and federal forestry and land use regulations, conservation easements, BMPs, and SFI and FSC principles.
  • Maintaining harvest plan and spatial/tabular detail for forest inventory maintenance, including timely and complete operations updates for GIS records, permitting, and/or management planning.

Communication and Motivation:

  • Strong and flexible communicator, able to work independently while also skilled at developing relationships with teammates, service contractors, public officials, and other stakeholders   
  • Motivated to engage and work collaboratively to problem solve, innovate, and support team members

Qualifications and Skills Required: 

  • A minimum of AS degree in forestry or a related field
  • Possession of a current Maine Forester’s License or the ability to obtain a Maine Forester’s License
  • A valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Ability to work independently outside through rugged terrain, in all weather conditions, and in remote locations
  • A strong understanding of common forest management tools and activities such as compass use, GPS, map orientation, aerial photo, satellite imagery, and raster image interpretation, GIS competency, and tree species and wood product identification
  • Comfortable learning innovative technology
  • Up to 25% travel time, potentially including nights away from home at our in-woods management camp
  • Values and demonstrates commitment to safety standards

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salaried exempt position based on qualifications and experience
  • Eligible for an annual bonus 
  • Company vehicle
  • 16 paid holidays
  • Paid vacation time and paid sick time
  • Health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer match
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Salary Range:  $50,000 – $80,000 commensurate with experience

Applicant Information: 

This is an immediate opportunity.  More information can be found at www.sevenislands.com.  Please submit a cover letter and a resume to human.resources@sevenislands.com