Now Hiring Natural Resources Manager
Forest Solutions, Inc., North AmericaHawaii, 2019-07-19
Natural Resources Manager
Forest Solutions Hawaiʻi
About Forest Solutions
Forest Solutions has been the leading forest consulting group in Hawaiʻi since 1997, specializing in native forest silviculture, invasive weed management, timber plantations, forest inventory, and long-term wood supply modeling.
We are a team-oriented company with 5 foresters where each individual contributes experience and insight into resource management challenges in Hawaiʻi in a collaborative work environment. Our approach to land stewardship is informed by practical field experience; we have 4 field crews undertaking a variety of forest management work across thousands of acres of native forests, primarily on Hawaiʻi Island. All of our professional staff have been with the organization for over 10 years.
As a part of our diverse team, you can have a role in shaping the future of large-scale native forest management in Hawaiʻi!
About the position
We are seeking a self-motivated and field-oriented resource management professional to assist in the implementation of our South Kona native forest management projects with an emphasis on native plant communities and ecology.
Work is project-based and highly responsive to client needs and timelines. Flexibility, a sense of purpose and self-motivation are essential, in addition to technical skills. The resource manager we seek will be working under the supervision of more experienced members on our team and taking on independent projects.
The position involves extended off-road driving in remote locations, sometimes alone or supervising work crews, logging their progress and planning future work. Considerable cross-country hiking/traversing is regularly needed. Back in the office, work includes progress report preparation, maintenance of GIS databases, and regular interaction with other land management professionals in writing or telephone.
The work location is generally within 1-2 hours off-road from Captain Cook and Kealakekua, Hawaiʻi Island. However, the day to day locations can change as our client mix and project priorities change. We have projects throughout Hawaiʻi Island and help each other out when needed throughout Hawaiʻi.
This is a full time, year-round position with supervisory responsibilities. The position is expected to be 60% outdoor work & 40% reporting, mapping (GIS), budgeting, and other associated office work.
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Alternative Field Fertilization Techniques to Promote Restoration of Leguminous Acacia Koa on Contrasting Tropical Sites
Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 376, Pages 126–134, Hawaii, 2016-09-15
- Fertilization of a legume was evaluated on contrasting tropical sites.
- Fertilization increased growth at the harsher site only.
- Controlled-release fertilizer was as effective as immediately available fertilizers.
- Fertilization responses were apparently related to phosphorus rather than nitrogen.
- On high productivity sites, fertilization at planting may not be advisable