Overview

Under the direction of the VP, Executive, this position is responsible for our forest inventory & carbon department, forest management and spatial data department and our grants program. The Stewardship Director will play a crucial role in ensuring the sustainable management of our forest resources and adherence to certification standards.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the maintenance and renewal process of the FSC forest management certificate and Chain of Custody certificate.
  • Engage with FSC on policy and standard development. Ensure compliance with FSC principles and criteria.
  • Ensure integrity and maintenance of a comprehensive forest inventory program to accurately assess and monitor forest resources.
  • Utilize advanced inventory techniques and technologies to gather data on forest composition, structure, and health.
  • Provide leadership and direction on the development and maintenance of carbon offset projects.
  • Coordinate carbon accounting efforts, including monitoring, reporting, and verification of carbon stocks.
  • Develop and manage forest management and spatial data systems to support informed decision-making and planning processes.
  • Ensure the accuracy, integrity, and accessibility of data related to forest resources, land use, and environmental variables.
    Stay abreast of relevant regulations and legislation pertaining to forest management and certification.
  • Ensure that operations are conducted in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, including forest management teams, certification bodies, government agencies, and community organizations.
  • Facilitate communication and foster partnerships to promote sustainable forest management practices.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to a team of direct and indirect reports, including an Inventory Manager, a Carbon Program Manager, and a Grant Program Manager.
  • Delegate tasks, set goals, and ensure the professional development of team members.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in forest stewardship practices, certification processes, and data management systems.
  • Implement best practices and innovative approaches to enhance the sustainability and efficiency of forest management operations

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in forestry, environmental science, natural resource management, or a related field.
  • Certification as a Forest Stewardship Council auditor or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Proven experience in forest management, certification, and stewardship programs.
  • Strong understanding of forest ecology, inventory methods, and carbon accounting principles.
  • Proficiency in GIS software and other tools for spatial data analysis and management.
  • Excellent project management, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Commitment to environmental sustainability and conservation principles.

Tagged as: carbon accounting, forest management, forest stewardship, GIS

About Mendocino Family of Companies

Humboldt Redwood Company, LLC (HRC) was formed in 2008. Ten years later, in 2018, Humboldt Sawmill Company, LLC (HSC) was formed. HRC owns 209,300 acres of Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C013133) certified redwood and Douglas-fir timberlands in Humboldt County, California. Sister company, Mendocino Redwood Company, LLC (MRC), owns an additional 228,800 acres in Mendocino County, California. All told, the companies' combined timberland holdings total nearly 440,000 acres. Another half million acres are available through a long-term log purchase agreement with Green Diamond Resource Company. You may find FSC certificate details for the combined Mendocino Family of Companies here.
HSC owns the sawmill, cogeneration power plant, and other manufacturing assets in Scotia, California, in the heart of Humboldt County. HSC manufactures redwood and Douglas-fir lumber, timbers, and uppers, certified to FSC standards. Products are sold mill direct to wholesale and distribution accounts, as well as through company-owned distribution centers to retail lumberyards and home improvement retailers throughout the Western U.S. Please visit our Where to Buy page to find a location in your area.