Forest Resources Field Specialist. Location: Hillsboro County Office, Goffstown, NH. In an urbanizing and suburbanizing environment, the field specialist, individually and in cooperation with co-workers, state specialists, program coordinators and faculty, natural resources-related organizations and agencies and the county advisory council provides extension forest resources education and assistance to landowners, citizens, natural resource professionals, forest industry, community groups, volunteer organizations, town government, county government, state agencies and natural resource organizations
Conducts statewide programming on non-native invasive and native nuisance plants including management and control and their effects on forest health, natural communities, wildlife habitat, and forest regeneration.
County Based Programming:
Woodlot visits with landowners, providing technical and educational advice regarding all components of forest stewardship. Educational programs and technical assistance for county residents, businesses and communities on forest management, wildlife, forest stewardship planning, urban and community forestry.
Public awareness promotion of the benefits and uses of local forests for products, wildlife habitat, water resources, erosion control, tourism and quality of life, with individuals and groups through mass media, social-networking, computer technology, and demonstration areas on county and other public and private lands.
Managing the county-owned lands with guidance and approval of county commissioners through timber sales, stewardship plans, marketing information and assistance, cost-sharing and other revenue-generating opportunities.
Supporting programs for youth in forestry, wildlife and related areas (e.g., through schools, 4-H, Project Learning Tree, scouts and other outlets).
Recruiting, supporting and using natural resource volunteers (e.g., NH Coverts Cooperators, NH Natural Resources Stewards and NH Tree Farmers).
Marketing of UNH Cooperative Extension in cooperation with the Marketing & Communications Manager and co-workers as it relates to the mission of Cooperative Extension.
Engaging the County Extension Advisory Council members in aspects of the Natural Resources Team programs by keeping council members well-informed and seeking guidance from the council regarding meeting the needs of people in the county.
Perform other responsibilities to meet the needs of clientele, County Extension Advisory Council, funders and key partners such as the NH Division of Forests and Lands, NH Fish and Game Department, US Forest Service and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Serve as the UNH Cooperative Extension County Office Administrator, if and when the need is identified.
When appropriate, and in keeping with the mission, seek external funding and/or cost recovery to sustain and enhance programs.