Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

  • MRC - FB - Wildlife / Forestry Technician

    Job Locations US-CA-Ukiah
    Job ID 2018-1067
  • Overview

    Mendocino Redwood Company, LLC (MRC®) and Humboldt Redwood Company, LLC (HRC™) located in Fort Bragg, CA chose the FSC® standard for certification because we, as well as many others, believe that it is the toughest standard available for management of forests on a commercial basis. Our commitment is to manage productive timberlands with a high standard of environmental stewardship and operate a successful business.


    MRC is looking for a Wildlife Technician to join our team in Fort Bragg, CA! The key areas of focus for this position are as follows;   


    Under the direction of the Forest Science Manager this position will survey, and monitor threatened, endangered, and sensitive species associated with Timber Harvesting Plans (THP’s). Under the direction of the Forester, Forester- RPF, and Area Forester, this position will conduct field work to implement the THPs and other Forest Management projects.

    • Conducts Northern Spotted Owl (NSO) surveys and monitoring;
    • Conducts surveys for other sensitive species;
    • Cares for and maintains rodent colony and feeds live mice to NSOs;
    • Conducts database, office and field preparations;
    • Works alone or in small groups in remote areas at night (i.e. conducting night surveys on foot);
    • Operates an Electro Fisher to conduct fish surveys in a safe and proficient manner;
    • Conducts spawning surveys for salmonids according to the Coastal Monitoring Program protocol;
    • Safely captures, marks and releases salmonids associated with out-migrant research;
    • Conducts aquatic surveys and habitat measurements for amphibian monitoring program;
    • Collects instream flow measurements for water-drafting monitoring program;
    • Safely navigates steep and difficult terrain and occasionally works in inclement weather;
    • Travels throughout the area defined in the THP and marks timber for cutting;
    • Flags boundaries of the area defined in the THP;
    • Records watercourse classifications and other relevant data as required to conform to the Forest Practice Rules;
    • Conducts other surveys including botanical and archeological;
    • Prepares field notes to use in writing the THP; Conducts timber cruising and performs inventory analysis;
    • May administer vegetation projects including supervising planting trees;
    • Administers road surveys and maintenance activities; May assist in logging supervision.


    • High school education required.
    • Additional requirements include: course work toward a Bachelor’s degree (B.S. or B.A.) from a four-year college or university in Wildlife Biology, Forestry or Forest Science, or related field;
    • Minimum of 2 months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, including familiarity with safe capturing and handling of small mammals;
    • Familiarity with concepts in forest ecology, and wildlife management techniques and security procedures;
    • Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions


    Equal Opportunity Employer, Valuing Diversity of our Workforce and Offering a Drug Free Workplace


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