What does a Forest Steward do?
DESCRIPTION POSITION: Green Seattle Partnership Forest Steward
REPORTS TO: Green Cities Coordinator and Seattle Parks Plant Ecologists
LOCATION: Seattle, WA
POSITION TYPE: Volunteer, with at least two-year term of service
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Green Seattle Partnership is a 20-year effort to restore 2,500 acres of forested parkland in the City of Seattle. Green Seattle Partnership Forest Stewards will lead volunteer restoration work in a forested parkland, bringing together the needed volunteers, materials, technical knowledge, and other resources to make on-the-ground forest restoration a reality. Individual stewards wishing to adopt a forested parkland area may apply, or Community Forest Stewardship Groups, also known as “Friends of” or “Adopt a Park” groups, may nominate one or two representatives to serve as a “Forest Steward” and Green Seattle Partnership representative.
Serve as key contact at a park for the Green Seattle Partnership
Coordinate volunteer forest restoration events and activities in your forested parkland
Manage event and material requests, sign-in sheets, and work logs
Coordinate with GSP staff to develop site annual restoration work plans
Attend training events for ongoing personal development
Attend GSP Forest Steward Orientation
Attend three training events per year
Coordinate and lead at least 4 volunteer events per year (of any size)
Ability to maintain a positive working relationship with staff, volunteers, donors, and community supporters
Ability to organize and manage diverse activities and set priorities; flexible under pressure
Ability to work under physically-demanding conditions, including cold and wet weather
Experience coordinating and leading volunteer events
Knowledge of forest restoration and invasive species removal practices
Experience working with or teaching youth, young adults and adult volunteers in an environmental education setting
Good organizational and computer skills
For more information about the the Green Seattle Partnership: www.greenseattle.org
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