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Collaborative Fire Director

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Eastern Washington


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Jul 15, 2022

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The Cooperative Fire Director (CFD) will be the lead staff member within the Washington Chapter’s new programmatic effort focused on accelerating ecological fire to build wildfire resilience in frontline communities of Central and Eastern Washington. The CFD supports and guides Chapter programs to ensure the scientifically defensible execution of forest restoration and management throughout WA, with the goal of increasing resilience of forest ecosystems and frontline communities in the face of climate change. This position will work to increase political social license, funding and staff capacity for on the ground implementation of beneficial fire to improve community resilience and engage frontline communities in creating local and equitable solutions to wildfire issues. This position provides oversight and technical support, ensuring adherence to the highest for safety and mitigation of risk, while achieving ecological outcomes. This position has oversight of fire qualifications and fire implementation but does not have direct supervisory responsibilities. The CFD ensures that the best available science guides our forest restoration work and conservation strategies, with an emphasis on building resilience in natural communities, thus allowing them to maintain biodiversity and ecosystem function in a changing climate. S/he connects chapter work to TNC’s North America Living with Fire strategy. The position will build on a history of local collaboration as well as the support of national networks such as the Fire Learning Network.

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