Vallier Treehaven Resident Ecologist

University of Wisconsin-Steven's Point Published: October 17, 2018
Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Job Type
Education / Natural Resources/ Restoration / Outreach / Advocacy /

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~ Fifty years ago, Dorothy and Gordon Kummer of Milwaukee purchased some rural acreage southwest of Rhinelander, Wisconsin, and began a remarkable legacy of stewardship and conservation education that continues today. ~ 

They called this land "Treehaven," and under their care and supervision the Kummers planted nearly 140,000 trees on the property, ultimately creating one of the nation's finest examples of sustainable forest management by a private landowner. Following Gordon Kummer's death, Dorothy remarried a Milwaukee school science teacher named Jacque Vallier, also an avid conservationist.  The Valliers eventually donated the land to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and helped mold Treehaven into the leading natural resources education and conference facility it is today. It now provides education and training to more current and future natural resource managers than any other center in the United States.

Position Overview

Vallier Treehaven seeks a Resident Ecologist in Tomahawk, WI. This position will contribute to and enhance the College of Natural Resources’ Treehaven mission as the Wisconsin center for integrating natural resources education, research, land management and outreach.


  • The successful applicant will be expected to develop and implement stewardship, outreach, and academic activities that promote and enhance stewardship of the Treehaven land base and increase Treehaven’s visibility through academic and public outreach.
  • This position will also enhance CNR’s mission through innovative teaching and research at Treehaven.
  • It will also be expected to increase program and grant revenues while building capacity in natural resources professional development for the state of Wisconsin.
  • Finally, this position will maintain communication and coordination with Treehaven Director, Treehaven program staff, and faculty and staff in the College of Natural Resources.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in Natural Resources, Biology or related field.
  • Demonstrated abilities and experience in land management.
  • Experience providing Natural Resource educational programming.
  • Minimum three (3) years experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Strong demonstrated abilities in personal and public communications including oral and written forms.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience writing timber sales or contract administration.
  • Competency in computer use and field computer equipment including GIS and other land management or research software.
  • Experience using land management field equipment including tractors, skid steer, chainsaws.
  • Experience developing and managing budgets.
  • Experience working within a cooperative team framework.
  • Experience providing Land Management educational programming.
  • Experience in successful workshop/conference coordination.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to upload your cover letter and resume. 
  • To ensure consideration, completed online applications must be received by end of day, 11:59 pm, on November 15, 2018
  • However, screening may continue until the needs of the recruitment are met.

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