ACE: Natural Resource Project Manager-Forestry, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest @ American Conservation Experience

ACE: Natural Resource Project Manager-Forestry, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest


ACE EPIC USFS (WY): Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Natural Resource Project Manager-Forestry

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Mule Deer Foundation and the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest (UWCNF) is seeking one full-time, term limited Natural Resource Project Manager for 26-36 weeks. This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic professionals with a background in Forestry, Wildlife Biology and or Natural Resource Management, or another natural resources related field with project management experience, with a deep interest in advancing their career goals through purposeful fieldwork and research.

This individual will work cooperatively with the Forest Service on the UWCNF to implement landscape level vegetation projects to meet watershed restoration objectives.

Preferred candidates will possess experience working in forest ecosystems, riparian communities and will have a working knowledge of mule deer, forest wildlife and their habitat requirements. Knowledge of fire behavior, forest management and planning for major silvicultural types within the intermountain region is desirable. A working knowledge of basic surveying principles, map reading and GIS/GPS technology, ArcGIS skills and the ability to apply professional scientific techniques to the land for which responsibilities are assigned is required. The candidate will possess the ability to effectively cooperate with Federal, State, local government entities, land management contractors, the general public and their peers. The position requires the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form, to convey clear and persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others. Knowledge or ability to learn general contract administration and project implementation.

Start Date: Target is June, or possibly later for the right candidate

End Date: November 30th in year one. There is funding for 36 weeks in 2021, with the hope that high performing members return for a second, or even third, season, with increasing responsibilities each year.

Location: Evanston/Mountain View Ranger District, Wyoming

The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is one of the 12 National Forests in the Intermountain Region as well as one of the urban National Forests in the Forest Service System. It covers an area that includes northern and north- central Utah, and southwestern Wyoming. This area also includes the largest population center within the State of Utah, which is known as the Wasatch Front. The Forest is heavily influenced and impacted from over a million people living in close proximity.

The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest has a net acreage of 2,169,596 acres. It is divided into seven Ranger Districts: Salt Lake, Kamas/Heber, Ogden, Pleasant Grove, Spanish Fork, and Logan in Utah; and Evanston/Mountain View in Wyoming. Scenic beauty on the Forest offers unlimited recreational opportunities throughout the year. Whether you enjoy skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, hiking, mountain biking, camping, picnicking, fishing, boating, swimming, horseback riding, etc., you can find the recreational experience you are seeking. Because of the abundance of recreation opportunities and the large urban population along the Wasatch Front, the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is one of the most heavily visited in the entire National Forest System.

Project Websites: For more information regarding the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, please click here.

For more information regarding the ACE EPIC program, please click here.

For more information regarding the Mule Deer Foundation, please click here.

Living Allowance: The members should anticipate serving 40 hours/wk and will receive a living allowance of $800-1000/wk for food and incidentals, dispersed bi-weekly.

Housing: Member is responsible for finding their own housing in the surrounding area.

Training Provided: Applicant will have the opportunity to participate in specific training programs and to use partner facilities and equipment.

Project Objectives:

  • Collaborate with the Forest Service on the development of proposals focusing on the restoration of natural communities, wildlife habitats and overall ecosystem function.
  • Develop, administer, implement, and monitor MDF/Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest agreements and contracts in cooperation with East Zone Fire program staff.
  • Identify opportunities and provide implementation recommendations for proposed vegetation projects to create effective management through contracting.
  • Develop working relationships with local, State or Regional contractors.
  • Manage subcontractors to implement fuels reduction projects (mulching, mastication, hazard tree felling, thinning, etc.)
  • Assist in the development of contracting specifications to meet land management objectives.
  • Construct, update reports, manage data and provide oversight for all contract administration.
  • Promote participation and highlight accomplishments by submitting newspaper articles to all local newspapers within the project area and providing radio interviews on identified radio stations.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a degree in Forestry or a degree in Wildlife Biology / Management, or a natural resources related field. Candidates with Masters Degrees are strongly encouraged to apply. Resumes and cover letters must show detailed key project experiences.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with forestry and silviculture, conservation implementation, habitat management, and wildlife biology.
  • Project management and leadership abilities
  • Experience working with Federal and State Agencies
  • Work alone in a diverse range of climatic and topographic conditions including extreme hot and cold temperatures, biting insects and snakes, possibly in remote areas with limited access and amenities and other extreme conditions as warranted.
  • Walk several miles per day in the conditions described above and drive and/or ride long distances frequently without experiencing debilitating health problems.


  • Ability to use Excel, ArcMAP, Google Maps, and other computer mapping systems, including Trimble GPS, to identify and delineate project boundaries.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, & social media.
  • Members must have a high a high fitness level and be able and willing to work in a wide range of field conditions. Site visits may require long hikes, sometimes off trail, in all field and weather conditions.
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, produce effective results and meet deadlines; applicant must be self-motivated, responsible and have ability to solve problems.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals
  • Strong organizational skills, networking, communication (ex., verbal, presentation, interpersonal, writing), project management and leadership ability is preferred.
  • Proficient in English
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request)
  • Ability to pass a federal criminal background check
  • ACE is a drug free workplace and reserves the right to drug test at any time
  • Members must be at least 21 to apply for any ACE position that requires or anticipates operation of agency/ACE vehicles for duties.

The member must be willing to represent ACE, the Forest Service, and the Mule Deer Foundation in a professional, positive and enthusiastic manner.

To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website here:

Note: Early consideration will be given as applications are received. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact ACE USFS Member Coordinator, Caroline Canter at

EEO: American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non- discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.


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Evanston, Wyoming, USA




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