Field Forester

Stockbridge-Munsee Community

The Field Forester will assist the Tribal Forester (Forest Manager) in following the Tribal Forestry Management Plan. The Field Forester is supervised by the Tribal Forester and the indirect/technical supervision of the BIA Forester when working on trust lands. The Field Forester may assist in the training of the summer youth interns, the forestry aide, when applicable, and others as required by the Tribal Forester.

Standard Qualifications

All employees of Stockbridge Munsee Community must meet the following qualification:

  • Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug and health screening.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age, unless otherwise stated on job description
  • Must maintain an acceptable departmental attendance record
  • Must be able to work weekends, nights and holidays on-call services.
  • Must obtain and maintain Elder/Youth License as stated on job description.
  • Must be COVID 19 fully vaccinated and remain up to date with required doses.


  • Learn, understand, and assess the ecological, economic, and social aspects of the forest management program and apply through sustainable land stewardship
  • Mark timber according to prescriptions approved by the Tribal Forest and Forestry Committee
  • Mark 150 acres on Trust land as required for the BIA 638 Contract
  •  Mark a total of 400 acres regardless of land status
  • Define or delineate and mark associated property/harvest boundaries
  • Mark 4 miles of boundaries on Trust land as required by the BIA 638 Contract
  • Mark a minimum of 8 miles of boundaries regardless of land status
  • Assist with the maintenance and drafting of management plans
  • Some examples include: Tribal Forest Management Plan, BMPs for forestry related issues, Chapter 22, and Ash

*The above duties and responsibilities are not an all-inclusive list but rather a general representation of the duties and responsibilities associated with this position. The duties and responsibilities will be subject to change based on organizational needs and/or as deemed necessary by the supervisor.


  • Must possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
  • Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a forestry related field
  • Prefer 2 or more years of experience
  • Proficient in Wisconsin tree and plant identification
  • Must possess physical ability to perform field duties and to receive and carry out directions
  •  Walk 2 miles, lift 50lbs, carry 25lbs
  • Possess or obtain a Wisconsin Pesticide Applicator’s License within 1 year of service
  • Must have a working knowledge of:
  • Ecology, silviculture, reforestation, and wildlife habitats
  • Forest mensuration and the tools associated
  • Mapping and orienteering
  • Geographic Information Systems and can conduct basic functions in ARC GIS
  • Timber harvesting, utilization, and contract compliance
  • Forest management policies and practices
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Must have good math skills.
  • Must have good communication skills
  • Must have ability to maintain work-related records and reports
  • Must be willing to attend all applicable training
  • Must know how to operate a computer, using word processing and spreadsheets
  • Must have filing ability, calculator operation, and organizational skills
  • Must pass pre-employment drug and health screening. Must adhere to the Tribe’s Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace Policy during the course of employment.
  • Must be eligible for coverage under the employer’s liability insurance.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to maintain satisfactory working record in any prior or current employment.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and insurance are required. Must obtain a Wisconsin driver’s license within 30 days of employment if applicant has an out-of-state driver’s license. Must meet and maintain the eligibility to operate a personal or tribal vehicle under the driver acceptability guidelines as established by Mohican Nation Insurance.
  • Must abide by departmental and organizational safety, testing, and uniform guidelines.
  • Must be COVID19 fully vaccinated and remain up to date with the required doses.

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