The Experimental Forest hires students for regular, part-time forestry work during the school year. Several full time forest technician and student logging crew positions are available in the summer.
Interested applicants should be current students or recent graduates in the College of Natural Resources, must be able to conduct strenuous physical labor, often in adverse weather conditions. All full-time employees are required to take first aid/CPR, and must be approved to drive University of Idaho vehicles. Beyond that, the primary qualification is a love of working in the woods. If interested in forestry technician or student logging crew positions, please email Rob Keefe or Brian Austin.
Student Logging Crew
For 40 years, the University of Idaho Student Logging Crew has played an important role in the management of the Experimental Forest while providing hands-on educational opportunities for undergraduate forestry students interested in learning about basic chainsaw limbing, felling, bucking and skidding methods.
Working on the Experimental Forest gives you the opportunity to work in forest inventory, silviculture, forest operations, management planning and forest stewardship while in school. Funded research projects provide a variety of additional job opportunities for undergraduate research technicians working with faculty and graduate students on the forest.