The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.
The Forest Program Associate will help implement forest conservation efforts as part of the Healthy Forests Initiative – a critical component to Audubon’s Working Lands conservation strategy. Specifically, this position will help deliver outcomes associated with grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, US Forest Service, and Natural Resources Conservation Service, as well as other related programmatic work. The Forest Program Associate will support the development of habitat management plans and conduct outreach and education programs that target forest owners and managers, both public and private, to promote sustainable forest management techniques that create and improve habitat required by priority forest bird species (Prairie Warbler, Golden-winged warbler, American Woodcock, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, and Wood Thrush). They will also assist with training foresters on bird-friendly management practices, conduct field assessments, develop habitat management recommendations for forest owners and land trusts, and work with foresters and other land managers to implement forest management. A key contributor to forest work within the Atlantic Flyway, the Forest Program Associate will work closely with forest program staff in CT, NY, and other Audubon state and regional programs. Additionally, this position will collaborate with partners, organizations, and agencies that share Audubon’s forest conservation objectives.
Specifics for the role:
**This is a grant funded position currently funded for three years. There is an opportunity for renewal pending additional funding.
**This position will work remotely (e.g. home office) with the ability to travel to project sites in northeastern New York and throughout Connecticut.
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