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Forestry - Reforestation Technician

Chico Forestry District
Chico, CA
Close Date:  02/16/2024
Job Type: Summer

Job Description

Wages range from $19 to $21 per hour
We train and promote from within

Selected interns help SPI’s Reforestation Professionals to implement the establishment and maintenance of our planted forests to ensure they flourish and produce high quality timber products for our sawmills. The Reforestation Intern’s primary duties include: aiding in area layout and preparation, vegetation cover assessments, stocking surveys, and plantation thinning administration.

Opportunities also include working with SPI’s Vegetation Management Specialists to establish and maintain our fuel break network and landscape fuels reduction areas to ensure the protection and long-term health of our forests. Interns will also have the opportunity to spend time at our new state-of-the-art nursery and aid in our advanced tree improvement program. Working alongside professionals and PCA’s in the field will provide a real-world foundation for continued education or a career in reforestation.

Forestry Internships offered by SPI provide opportunity for employment upon graduation from our interns’ respective degree programs. Completion of an internship is not a guarantee, nor an offer of employment.

• Graduation from, current enrollment in, or acceptance in an Agriculture, Forestry, Natural Resources, or related program of study is preferred
• Interns must be able to cross-country hike and negotiate steep, brushy terrain
• Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to navigate a 4-wheel drive vehicle along off-highway roads

Base Locations: Anderson or Chico, California

Compensation includes competitive hourly wage and housing allowance for qualifying individuals.

How to Apply

Apply online at:
Applicants must provide a cover letter and resume when submitting application.

Applications Close: February 16th 2024
Interviews will be ongoing as applications are received.
Positions may be filled prior to deadline.

Employment Period: MAY/JUNE - AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2024 (flexible start & end dates)

Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans.

At Sierra Pacific Industries, we understand our greatest strength is the people who choose to build a career with us.

What does it mean to be part of the Sierra Pacific family? It means you are a valued team member and part of a growing, third-generation family-owned, forest products company built on hard work, innovation, and wise investments.

With nearly 6,000 crew members in over 30 states, Sierra Pacific offers many opportunities for personal and professional growth; from entry-level to skilled trades, from truck drivers to sales managers, from foresters to engineers – for everyone! We invite you to learn more about our history, our 2.4 million acres of forestlands, and our state-of-the-art wood product and window manufacturing facilities at

As part of our safety in the workplace policy, an offer of employment is subject to a negative drug screen result. We are also proud that all Sierra Pacific facilities follow our tobacco-free policy. Sierra Pacific adheres to E-verify to verify the social security number of all newly hired employees. Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans. If you are an individual with a disability and need accommodation to complete the application process, please call 800-378-8001 or write to Sierra Pacific Industries at PO Box 496011, Redding, CA 96049.

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