Berkeley Forests operates five research forests throughout the state to develop and test appropriate management strategies for forested watersheds that will flourish under different climate change scenarios. Berkeley Forests is home to the oldest permanent forest plots (1915) and longest running forestry summer camp (1917) in the Western United States.
Given the importance of fire in many ecosystems, along with our dependence on and development into inherently fire-prone landscapes, we need to reach a sustainable coexistence with wildfire. Our goal is to develop and disseminate science-based solutions to wildfire-related challenges.
Berkeley Forests is hiring a temporary (May-December 2019) full-time fire and fuels intern. This paid position will provide broad support towards acheiving the mission of facilitating research, deomonstration, and education at our network of forest research stations throughout California. The Fire and Fuels Intern Forester will work closely with professional forestry staff on a variety of projects and supervise field crews of 1 to 5 individuals.