PO Box 318 T: (530) 824-5427
Corning, CA, 96021 F: (503) 824-3157

Crane Mills is a family owned and operated natural resources company headquartered in Corning, CA. We are seeking a qualified Reforestation Forester to lead reforestation activities on our 91,000 acres in Northern California. Much of this role’s focus will be on the post-fire rehabilitation.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Implementation of the reforestation program, including vegetation management, site preparation, thinning, cone collection, tree planting, required permitting and related contract administration
  • Help in preparing and executing the reforestation budget
  • Regular monitoring of plantations and other reforestation projects to identify any prescriptions that need to be taken to correct and/or improve them
  • Grant writing and grant management
  • Timber Harvest Plan preparation
  • Working with State and Federal agencies


Qualifications for this position include the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BS) in Forestry, Natural Resources or related field.
  • 3+ years post-college work experience preferred
  • A current California Registered Professional Foresters (RPF) license or ability to obtain license within two years.
  • A current California Pest Control Advisor (PCA) license and/or Qualified

Applicators License (QAL) or willingness to obtain within three years.

  • A working knowledge of silvicultural practices, reforestation, CA Forest Practice Rules
  • A current CA driver’s license
  • Experience driving a variety of all-terrain vehicles
  • Interest and/or experience with prescribed fire
  • Skilled in general office software, include MS office, ArcGIS and Avenza Maps

Physical Requirements

  • This position will work 50% or more in the field, which can include long hours, difficult terrain and adverse weather.
  • Travel time, up to five hours
  • Lifting up to 50lbs
  • Operation of all-terrain vehicles, chainsaws and fire equipment. Incidental removal of large debris

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@cranemills.com

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $72,500.00 – $90,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to Relocate:

  • Corning, CA: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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