Citizen Forestry Team

Kupu’s Citizen Forestry program offers individuals the chance to gain urban forestry experience in a small team environment. Participants spend 6 months measuring Honolulu’s urban trees using the USFS’s iTree Tree Plotter system and conducting school outreach presentations. The Citizen Forestry Program posts applications for two roles: crew member and crew supervisor. In addition to serving alongside crew members in the field, crew supervisors hold a few extra responsibilities including scheduling outreach visits and inventory routes, inputting data into the Tree Plotter system, and providing mentorship and guidance to members. Upon completion of the program, members leave with valuable, hireable skills in addition to become certified Citizen Foresters.

 

This part-time, paid opportunity is in partnership with the Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry’s Citizen Forester program and the U.S. Forest Service.

Kupu’s Citizen Forestry Program is designed for young adults who are interested in exploring forestry and environmental based careers. The program is a temporary (6-month), part-time, paid experience in which individuals serve together in a small team to complete tree inventory in the field and outreach presentations at public schools.

Position Description
Position Information:

The Crew Member position is part-time position that includes the following duties:

 

  • Identify, measure, geotag, and cat Honolulu’s urban trees using the Tree Plotter system in selected geographic areas.
  • Conduct outreach sessions with all public elementary, middle, and high schools in the selected geographic area
  • Demonstrate the inventory process and use the Tree Plotter system to demonstrate the benefits of trees in the urban core to community members

 

Positions are available in Honolulu.

Program Dates:

January 7* – June 30 (flexible).

*We are still recruiting for a Crew Member

Applicant Requirements:
  • Be at least 18 years of age by January 7th, 2019
  • Have transportation to meeting site
  • Meet the necessary physical and behavioral requirements

Citizen Forestry Crew Member Position Description (PDF, 97 KB)

Benefits
  • Opportunity to work outdoors
  • Training on tree species identification, GPS mapping, tree health assessment, data collection, field research, and more
  • In-depth learning experience and further awareness of environmental issues
  • The opportunity to protect Hawaii’s urban natural resources and make a positive impact in your community
Apply Now to be a 2019 Citizen Forester Crew Member!

Kupu’s Citizen Forestry Program is designed for young adults who are interested in exploring forestry and environmental based careers. The program is a temporary (6-month), part-time, paid experience in which individuals serve together in a small team to complete tree inventory in the field and outreach presentations at public schools.

Position Description
Position Information:

The Crew Supervisor position is part-time position that includes all Crew Member duties in addition to the following:

  • Assist Kupu program coordinators in planning and running program-related activities
  • Input inventory data into the iTree Tree Plotter System
  • Plan weekly inventory routes in selected geographic areas
  • Provide day-to-day onsite leadership to Crew Members to include ensuring high quality and efficient execution of tasks, maximizing learning experience, and developing and looking out for the well-being of crew members every day

Positions are available in Honolulu.

Program Dates:

January 7 – June 30 (flexible).

 

Applicant Requirements:
  • Be at least 21 years of age by January 7th, 2019
  • Have own housing and transportation
  • Pass a background check/driving history check/drug test
  • Meet the necessary physical and behavioral requirements

 

Citizen Forestry Crew Supervisor Position Description (PDF, 76 KB)

Benefits
  • Opportunity to work outdoors
  • Training on tree species identification, GPS mapping, tree health assessment, data collection, field research, and more
  • In-depth learning experience and further awareness of environmental issues
  • The opportunity to protect Hawaii’s urban natural resources and make a positive impact in your community

Applications are closed.