Company: McKinley & Lanier Forest Resources, Inc.
Posted on: June 14, 2022
Job Description Description: Foresters will engage in field and
administrative work associated with managing private forestland and
carrying out contract forestry services. Primary Duties : Timber
Inventory (timber cruising) using TwoDog and TCruise software,
SMZ/timber harvest boundary marking and GPS collection using
SoloField software, tree planting and seedling survival audits,
prescribed burning, timber harvesting inspections, general property
inspections, mapping and database management using ESRI ArcMap
software. Secondary Duties : Assisting in forest management plan
development and implementation, assisting in developing
silvicultural prescriptions, meeting with landowners, timber
buyers, and vendors on-site to facilitate business operations.
Assisting with bidding and contracts associated with all activities
listed above. Requirements: A degree from an accredited institution
in Forestry, Forest Management, or field of study that requires
coursework in Dendrology, Silviculture, and Forest Measurements.
Four-year degrees are required for Foresters. Foresters must be
able to become registered in the state of Alabama once Board
requirements are met. Work experience in the field of Forestry is
beneficial, but not required. Experience with forestry software
mentioned above as well as experience with Electronic data
collectors is also preferred but not required. Employees must
demonstrate an ability to use Microsoft Windows operating system
and basic Microsoft Office products. Prospective employees must be
self-motivated and have the ability to work independently, often in
remote rural areas and in adverse conditions. They must also be
physically fit and able to safely, efficiently, and effectively
carry out work duties in rugged terrain and harsh weather
conditions. They must be able to safely operate 4 wheel drive
vehicles in off-road situations and safely load/unload and operate
ATVs. They must also be able to safely use self-recovery winches,
hand tools, and forestry tools, and effectively navigate new and
unknown regions, landscapes, and properties. They must be able to
maintain and keep up with company equipment. Prospective employees
must have good oral and written communication skills and good
organization skills. They must be honest and have a good work
ethic. Required production goals will be established and monitored.
Applicants must be willing to relocate to the Tuscaloosa, Alabama
area. Work travel and long hours are also required on occasion.
Company Description We are a private forestry consulting firm that
manages timberland for non-industrial private landowners and
provides contract services to timber companies, REITs, TIMOs, and
institutional landowners. Our core operating area is West Central
Alabama, but we occasionally work on projects all over the
southeastern United States. See our website for more details about
the history of our firm and what we do.
Keywords: McKinley & Lanier Forest Resources, Inc., Auburn , Forester, Other , Auburn, Alabama
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