Project Manager, Forests
Company: National Audubon Society
Posted on: May 24, 2023
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.
Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.
Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.
Audubon North Carolina has a robust forest program that has included working with private landowners and public land managers in the forested landscapes in the state to implement forest management practices to enhance habitat for priority birds. Reporting to the Director of Conservation, and working with other State and Center Staff, the Forests Project Manager will be charged with leading forest protection and stewardship efforts across North Carolina. The position will have a specific focus on landscapes identified by Audubon scientists as priority forests.
This role will contribute to Audubon's Healthy Forests and Climate initiatives that protect and restore Climate Stronghold Forests across the Atlantic Flyway. They will co-create and conduct education and outreach programs in partnership with strategic partners targeting forest owners and managers, both public and private, to promote sustainable forest management techniques that create and protect habitat required by priority forest bird species. The Project Manager will effectively train foresters on bird-friendly management practices; conduct field assessments, and consult with forest land owners and managers on management plans for their properties.They will collaborate with Audubon staff from North Carolina and other states in the Atlantic Flyway, as well as with partner organizations that share Audubon's forest conservation objectives. In addition, the Forest Project Manager will work with and advise Audubon North Carolina's Director of Conservation as well as other program leads (e.g. Bird Friendly Communities, Coastal Resilience, and Policy) in the pursuit of policies and programs that promote and support our forest conservation goals.
National Audubon Society is in the process of completing a new strategic plan and Audubon North Carolina is finalizing a complementary state implementation plan. The Forests Project Manger will contribute to both of these processes. Forest focus areas have been identified throughout the Atlantic Flyway, with a long-term goal of increasing the proportions of those areas that are protected from conversion to non-forest uses and managed in ways that are compatible with the habitat needs of priority species. These forests also provide nature-based solutions for the effects of climate change through carbon storage, sequestration, and climate resilience.
$55,000 - $60,000 / year
Qualifications and Experience
This position is represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA).
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