The Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (FEMC) seeks to fill nine to 12 Field Technician positions based in New England and New York to inventory and measure forest plots as part of the Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) Program. Annually, the FHM program collects data on forest stand composition and structure, canopy condition and crown health, crown closure, tree regeneration, and forest stressors and threats using a variety of field collection tools and protocols. Three field crews of 3-4 technicians each will collect data on plots in each of the 7 states with support from FEMC’s staff and state coordinators. Crews will train with FEMC staff and state agency personnel to learn the data collection protocols, methods, and techniques. Following training, crews will be responsible for planning daily trips, maintaining equipment, traveling to and from field sites, conducting fieldwork, contributing to FEMC social media outlets, and entering quality-assured data.
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The Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (FEMC) is a long-term forest health, environmental monitoring and research program formed by a partnership New York and New England forestry agencies, The University of Vermont, and the USDA Forest Service. The FEMC provides monitoring, coordination and data management services to cooperators across the Northeast. The Monitoring Coordinator reports to the Director, and is part of a close-knit and dynamic team working together with key partners in the region to deliver the program. This position is also a part of the Rubenstein School for Environment and Natural Resources research staff.
The Monitoring Coordinator fills a critical role within the small organization by maintaining data collections and resources that are critical to tracking and reporting on long-term changes in the region’s forests. To do this, the Monitoring Coordinator oversees several high-quality field-based monitoring programs, along with associated, data management and data analysis services, that are a hallmark of the organization. The Monitoring Coordinator works with key partners to design, plan and oversee the delivery of FEMC monitoring programs for forest health monitoring, montane meteorology, forest soils and air quality.
This work includes planning field campaigns and maintenance visits, writing data collection protocols, hiring and supervising monitoring technicians, providing QA/QC for data collections, and developing new and upgrading existing programs. The Monitoring Coordinator will also support FEMC staff and cooperators through data analysis, the production of information products based on monitoring, documenting and archiving monitoring data, assisting in the preparation of grant proposals, administrative reports, presentations at program and professional meetings, and other assigned field and office duties. Learn more and apply at https://www.uvmjobs.com/postings/49266. Questions about the position? Contact Director Jim Duncan at email@example.com.
We are so excited to announce the release of another new tool: "Tracking Shifts in Disturbance Regimes." The tool focuses on four drivers of forest disturbance: Extreme Weather, Pest or Pathogen, Fire, and Drought. There is also information about some responses to disturbance: Stream Macroinvertebrates, Coldwater Fisheries, and Invasive Plants. You can explore the tool now at www.uvm.edu/femc/disturbance and register for a webinar that will be held on November 3 at 12pm. The webinar has been approved for 1.0 Category 1 SAF credit.