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Forestry technician

Grand Marais, MN
September 09, 2019

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*** ********** ****, ***** ******, MN 55604


Overview of Skills

• S.A.F. accredited Associate of Applied Science degree in Natural Resource Technology – Forestry/Wildlife from Vermilion Community College.

• Certified FFT2, with additional NWCG trainings in Pumps, and Power Saws.

• Familiar with wildfire suppression techniques, L.C.E.S., and firefighting equipment.

• Knowledge of forest inventory, appraisal, surveying, and scaling techniques.

• Ability to utilize various forest mensuration tools such as the increment borer, clinometer, diameter tape, and angle gauge. Comfortable with forest surveying and measurements.

• Understanding of the environmental classification survey process, as well as soil surveys, and how that applies to information on Minnesota native plant communities.

• Comfortable with identifying northern Minnesota plants, trees, and wildlife.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to interpret and follow both written and oral directions, and the ability to obtain and record detailed and accurate data.

• Familiar with ArcGIS, and applications to forestry, as well as aerial photo interpretation.

• Use of compass, GPS, topographical/survey/political map reading, pacing for surveys.

• Ability to work efficiently both independently and in group settings.

• Familiar with MN DNR policy and Division of Forestry.

• Very comfortable in the forests of northern Minnesota, both for work and personal time.

• Wetland delineation, landform classifications, use of dichotomous key.

• Plentiful experience in a customer service, guest information, and public interaction role.

• Possess a driver’s license, able to walk/stand/sit and carry heavy equipment as needed. Education A.A.S. – Vermilion Community College – Natural Resource Technology Ely, MN. – 8/22/16 to 2019

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College – General Studies New Richmond WI. – 8/9/15 to 2016

Course Examples

• BIOL 1255 Dendrology and Plant Ecology

• NRT 1211 Forest Field Skills

• NRT 1221 Fire Training and Mechanical Skills I, II and III

• NRT 2315 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

• NRT 2242 Silviculture

• NRT 2248 Forest Products

• WSHD 2258 Soils and Hydrology

• ESCI 2236 Land Surveying


468 Clearwater Road, Grand Marais, MN 55604


Work History Golden Eagle Lodge – Hospitality and Maintenance – 8/18/2018 to present Grand Marais, Minnesota

• Organizing and leading nature programs for guests of the resort

• Cleaning and maintaining property to meet health and safety standards

• Performing tree maintenance and other grounds work requiring long periods outdoors

• Transporting watercraft, and teaching guests DNR “Clean, Drain, Dry” practices International Wolf Center – Retail Associate – 8/29/2017 to 8/2018 Ely, Minnesota

• Greeting customers, providing services, and giving information on the center

• Handling money, and valuable merchandise

• Educating the public on wolf behavior, as well as good outdoor behavioral practices Carpenter Nature Center – Intern – 5/20/17 to 8/20/17 Hastings, MN

• Educating school groups on natural resources, leading hikes

• Conducting water sample surveys, assisting in bird banding, apple orchard maintenance Seasons Tavern – Hostess – 11/2012 to 3/2016

North Hudson, WI

• Greeting and making sure customers are content in a courteous manner

• Maintaining clean, healthy, pleasant atmosphere

The Johnson family 12/2013 to 8/2017

North Hudson, WI

• Transporting children to activities/school

• Cooking meals, helping kids with homework, minor cleaning responsibilities Certifications

• S-130/190 - Firefighter Training, Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior

• L-180 - Human Factors on the Fireline

• I-100 - Introduction to Incident Command System

• IS-700 - National Incident Management System (NIMS)

• S-212 - Wildfire Power Saws (December 2016)

• S-211 - Portable Pumps and Water Use (April 2017)

• NWCG S-110 - Basic Wildland Fire Orientation

• Defensive Driving


468 Clearwater Road, Grand Marais, MN 55604



• Painted turtle rescue.

• Predator Scent Post Surveys with the Minnesota DNR – GARMIN GPS work.

• International Wolf Center – cleaned out wolf enclosure, used an ethogram to categorize wolf behaviors, supervised overnight school groups.

• Trout stocking with the Wisconsin DNR – learned how to properly stock trout.

• Feed My Starving Children – made meals, teamwork in fast-paced environment.

• Bird banding – captured, identified, and banned birds. Hobbies

• Volunteering (200 + hours)

• Hunting and fishing

• Traveling (Longest trip: 6 1/2 weeks to remote Tanzania, Africa)

• Hiking, backpacking, and camping (500 + hours)

• Mission trips: Africa, New York, Missouri, Washington D.C, Colorado

• Woodworking

• Kayaking, canoeing

• Wildlife work, and wilderness photography (300 + hours) References

• Brad Rebers

Phone: 651-***-****

Seasons Tavern

501 6th St. Hudson, WI, 54016

• Karen Vivian

Phone: 715-***-****

1135 10th St N. Hudson, WI 54016-2388

• Brenda Johnson

Phone: 715-***-****

1210 Hwy 35 Hudson, WI, 54016

• Mayme Johnson

Phone: 651-***-****

12805 Saint Croix Trl S, Hastings, MN 55033

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