Natural Climate Solutions Forester, NatureVest (location flexible within the U.S)

Arlington, Virginia
Closing date
Nov 5, 2021

About the Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, our teams create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together.

NatureVest is the impact investment unit of The Nature Conservancy. NatureVest’s mission is to create and transact investable deals that deliver conservation results and financial returns for investors. Our vision is based on the conviction that capital markets, businesses and governments must invest in nature as the long-term capital stock of a sustainable, equitable and more efficient economy.

About the Position

The NCS Forester will serve as a technical resource and thought leader for NatureVest’s work related to forest management, forest operations and associated conservation outcomes. The position will provide quantitative and qualitative analysis and recommendations of forest management strategies considering both conservation and economic outcomes. The NCS Forester will work with NatureVest staff, local TNC staff, partners, and contractors to evaluate the relative value of forest conservation opportunities, forest carbon projects, permanent conservation strategies, and contributions to high priority conservation targets. They will evaluate properties for forest certification and review and/or prepare forest management plans.

The NCS Forester will work closely with or supervise a Forest Spatial Analyst, who will support spatial analysis of forest conservation opportunities. The position will initially focus on a new NatureVest collaboration with a private landowner with an initial portfolio of over 500,000 acres of forestland in the United States.

The NCS Forester will contribute to forest management strategy development, lead cross-disciplinary work with NatureVest, regional TNC, and external teams, and develop innovative strategies through forest management plans, forest carbon projects, conservation easement sales, and other tools and methods to enhance forest carbon sequestration, forest restoration, and long-term forest protection. They will work closely with the private landowner’s team to evaluate the conservation strategy and attributes of potential new acquisitions, with the goal of significantly growing the conservation impact of the portfolio and setting an example for large-scale climate smart forestry investment in the U.S. and globally. On an ongoing basis, the NCS Forester will track and report on the impact of forestry impact investments.

Location | Benefits | EEO Statement

Location for the position is flexible and the NCS Forester must be located near a TNC office. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. 

We encourage you to explore the many great reasons to join our team, including our comprehensive benefits package. To learn more about our benefits, click here. See Who we are for more information.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law. The Nature Conservancy is also a “big tent” organization. We believe that all people benefit from conservation and that the cause should be inclusive of everyone regardless of their political persuasion. We work hard to make conservation a non-partisan issue through partnerships with stakeholders, elected officials, and industries that span the political spectrum.The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.

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