Stewardship Crew Project Lead

Mt Adams Resource Stewards

About the organization

Mt. Adams Resource Stewards mission is to promote sustainable connections between the land, local economies, and rural communities in the Mt. Adams Region.

Our efforts seek to grow more vibrant rural communities by:
Maintaining and creating reliable, living wage jobs and economic opportunity built around our greatest asset – our natural resources;
Facilitating and demonstrating land stewardship that supports resilient, functional ecosystems across ownerships;
Connecting both residents and visitors with opportunities to engage in local land–based traditions, the evolving role communities can have in resource management, and awareness of the relevance of rural, resource-based communities to our broader society.


The successful candidate will work with MARS staff and partners to further develop a high capacity stewardship crew whose functions are integrated with a growing number of field projects for which MARS is responsible. Functions/activities of the crew typically include labor-oriented work, such as fuels reduction, prescribed burn unit prep and support during prescribed burning operations;tree planting;timber stand improvement;invasive/noxious weed control;and fence building;as well as more technical tasks such as stand exams and data gathering support for monitoring plots. MARS continues to explore possibilities for the crew to participate in wildfire suppression activities during emergency situations. The Crew/Project Lead will work with MARS staff to develop a strategy for project permanence and expansion, to include refining and maintaining time tables and financial plans for crew sustainability. The Crew/Project Lead’s responsibilities are diverse and centered around overseeing a smoothly and safely operating crew that can consistently meet production targets. Day-to-day activities could range, for example, from operating a chainsaw or heavy equipment to managing crew personnel issues to representing MARS at meetings with project partners and assisting with grant proposal development.


•Practical and successful experience preferably in a leadership role with natural resource crews, such as wildfire suppression, trail, survey or other crews;
•Advanced firefighter/prescribed burn-related qualifications, chainsaw and hand tool experience;
•Skill in conducting research, interviews and other information gathering to develop a thorough understanding of issues, requirements, standards and practices relevant to success of the stewardship crew;
•Exceptional ability to get along with others in a close knit and demanding work environment while successfully navigating realities and demands of a crew/project leadership position;
•Strong communication skills, including writing abilities that can support collaborations with other staff and project partners in developing bids and grant proposals for crew projects;
•Willingness to endure potentially strenuous work in the field under adverse weather conditions;
•Two or four year college degree in relevant field such as natural resource management, forestry, etc



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