Mendocino Redwood Company (MRC) is looking Foresters to fill full-time Forestry positions in our Fort Bragg, CA location.

The base salary for this position is $72,000.00 to $84,000.00
. Your final base salary compensation will be determined based on factors such as geographic locations, skills, education and/or experience. Please keep in mind that the range published is the full base salary. We also offer a generous benefits package.
Working under the direction and supervision of a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) for the purpose of commercial forest management with a high standard of environmental stewardship. Primary duties include contract administration, Timber Harvest Plan (THP) preparation, timber marking, road inspections, and prescribed fire carried out under a wide range of weather and field conditions.

In aggregate, the Mendocino Companies (Mendocino Forest Products Company, Mendocino Redwood Company, Humboldt Redwood Company, Humboldt Sawmill Company, and Allweather Wood) own nearly 450,000 acres of Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C031337) certificated redwood and Douglas-fir timberland, constitute the largest waterborne wood treater in the Western USA, and is the largest producer of redwood lumber in the world. Collectively providing 950 employees and their families with excellent wages and benefits in communities throughout the Western USA. Additionally, the Mendocino Companies own and operate a 25-megaWatt biomass cogeneration power plant and wood pellet plant.


  • Logging and road contract administration
  • Conduct road inventories and administer maintenance activities
  • THP preparation involving field reconnaissance, mapping, and operational flagging as instructed by RPF
  • THP Watercourse classification pursuant the California Forest Practice Rules (CFPRs)
  • THP Identification and mapping of unstable areas
  • Conduct timber marking and timber cruising
  • Implement prescribed burning projects
  • Communicate effectively with RPF and Forest Manager


  • Bachelor’s Degree in forestry or related field preferred but not required
  • 2-3 years related forestry or related field experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred but not required
  • Must maintain and carry a valid California driver license and remain eligible and capable of operating company vehicles including automobiles and trucks in accordance with company policy guidelines.
  • With appropriate training, an individual must be capable of safely and effectively operating (run, maneuver, navigate and drive in various types of territory) all-terrain vehicles in accordance with company policy guidelines

Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, and communicate. The employee is occasionally required to stand; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • The employee must have ability to use directional compass and topographical maps.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to outside adverse weather and field conditions including steep difficult terrain
  • As the employee is often required to use four-wheel drive, all-terrain vehicles, and chainsaws, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and fumes or airborne particles
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • This position may require the following equipment when in the field: eye protection, hearing protection, safety shoes, leather/rubber gloves, sleeve protection and a hard hat. Position travels within a local nature (within 100) miles usually by truck


  • Project Management – develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.
  • Teamwork – balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
  • Professionalism – approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
  • Adaptability – adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Innovation – displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.

Equal Opportunity Employer, Valuing Diversity of our Workforce and Offering a Drug Free Workplace