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Forest Watch Coordinator Position

Williams Community Forest Project is looking for a part time contractor to monitor Williams creek watershed forest activities.


  1. Natural resource background for example; botanist, biologist, ecologist with experience in applied life sciences such as forestry, botany, biology, and ecology.
  2. Familiarity with or desire to learn fundamentals of Pacific Northwest Southern Oregon ecosystems.
  3. Proficient in basic computer applications such as email, word processing, spreadsheets and internet research.
  4. Social media skills such as texting, instagram, phone, and Zoom.
  5. Good Communication, organization and planning skills.
  6. Physically able to work in rugged outdoor conditions.
  7. Familiarity with citizen science projects desirable.
  8. Valid Oregon driver’s license and legal access to a properly registered and insured vehicle.
  9. Experience with mapping skills relevant to the job requirements.


Implement a Forest Watch Program (FWP) under the auspices of the Williams Community Forest Project.

  1. Acquire and maintain knowledge of the Williams watershed including forests, wildlife, streams, roads and ecosystems.
  2. Acquire and maintain knowledge of locally relevant aspects of the Oregon Forest Practice Act, Federal Resource Management plans and other regulatory rules and agencies eg: EPA, Clean Water Act, DEQ, ODA, Fish and Wildlife, endangered species, etc.
  3. Acquire and maintain knowledge of forest activities and conditions in the Williams Creek Watershed through information collected from US Forest Service, BLM, FERNS, outreach and on-the-ground evidence from the forest.
  4. Develop and implement a plan of action for forest monitoring based on acquired knowledge of forest activities utilizing established best methods.
  5. Recruit, create, implement and maintain a training program of volunteers and interns for FWP.
  6. Communicate and interact with Williams and other communities in the surrounding watersheds regarding forest activities and the plan of action via appropriate media sources.
  7. Maintain a data collection system.
  8. Communicate forest activities as directed by the WCFP Board of Directors and collaborate with Board on an action plan.
  9. Support the preparation of grants for funding of the program.

Interested parties please send summary of experience and education relevant to the position to