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Mast Reforestation

Mast Reforestation

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Quality Assurance
Roy, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 29, 2024
About Mast Reforestation (Mast):
As the leading end-to-end reforestation company in the U.S., Mast is on a mission to make reforestation scalable. As bigger and hotter fires destroy more forestland every year, Mast provides fast, resilient forest restoration for landowners impacted by devastating wildfires. As the only vertically-integrated reforestation company in the industry, Mast has removed the financial, procedural, and seed supply barriers that typically stand in the way of getting reforestation done. Mast collects native, diverse seed species and manages site preparation, planting, and ongoing monitoring, delivering high quality projects. By assembling first-of-its-kind third party capital, Mast delivers these projects at no-cost to landowners. With trusted forestry companies Silvaseed and Cal Forest in its portfolio, Mast is the largest seed bank and reforestation container stock producer in the Western U.S. Mast is also an innovation center for the non-timber forestry supply chain, developing various biological and technical products for achieving land management goals more efficiently. To learn more, visit www.mastreforest.com and watch this video of our recent Montana project (hyperlink: https://www.mastreforest.com/reforestation)
If you’re inspired by our work, we’d encourage you to apply!
Mast Reforestation is an end-to-end, tech-led forestry company whose mission is to make reforestation scaleable. The Bio R&D team serves as the scientific arm of the company where we plan, execute, and monitor trials on our biological products both in the greenhouse and out in the field on operational sites. We also provide technical guidance to the internal teams within the company and work closely with Business Development and Client Solutions, Cal Forest and Silvaseed nurseries, Engineering, Marketing, GIS, and Forestry Operations. As an intern for Mast Reforestation’s Biological R&D program, your primary role will be to support the data collection efforts of the seedling quality assurance and quality control program. You will report directly to the Bio R&D Senior Scientist, and work collaboratively with other Bio R&D members and the growing team at the Silvaseed Company. This position is based at The Silvaseed Company in Roy, WA. The internship period is for up to (7) months, starting in March 2024 and ending by October 2024.

What you'll be doing:

  • Take bi-montly seedling morphometric measurements including seedling height and root caliper diameter (RCD) for priority customer and R&D seedling lots. Measurements will be taken both manually and using computer software (ImageJ).
  • Enter data into spreadsheets.
  • Assist with monitoring and tracking of seedling health across all customer lots at Cal Forest Nurseries.
  • Assist with morphometric data collection from destructively sampled seedlings at the end of the growing season.
  • Participate in regular 1:1 meetings with supervisors, and team meetings with Bio R&D colleagues.

Desired Skills:

  • Basic knowledge of seed and plant propagation strategies, as well as greenhouse and field production processes
  • Willing to work outdoors for extended periods of time in a range of conditions from hot to cold/wet, including performing repetitive tasks
  • Strong attention to detail and a keen interest in nursery production
  • Able to lift heavy objects ( < 40 lbs) and perform tasks in a standing position for long periods
  • Able to follow oral and written instructions accurately and efficiently
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Experience with experimental design, data collection and statistical analysis (R Studio)
  • Experience using Google suite (e.g. Google Sheets, Google Docs, etc.)
  • Experience with computer software such as ImageJ
  • Establish and maintain effective, respectful, and cooperative working relationships.
Mast Reforestation, Silvaseed & Cal Forest offer:
- Competitive salary
- Location-based compensation
- 80% health insurance coverage for Full-Time non-seasonal employees, including Medical, Dental & Vision insurance plans
- Company paid Short Term Disability insurance and Group Term Life insurance
- Company’s incentive stock options (ISO) for eligible employee groups
- Retirement saving plan: 401(k) and Roth 401(k)
- Commuter Benefits in eligible cities
- 6 paid holidays. Two company-wide closing weeks per year.
- Flexible PTO for Salaried employees. Generous PTO accrual for Hourly employees.
- Allowances for out-of-state employees
- Relocation support for out-of-state employees

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