Internship: The Forestland Group

The Forestland Group is seeking a seasonal student or recent graduate intern to study variation in timber volume estimates in mixed hardwood stands in Appalachia. In a given timber sale area, there are often several different volume estimates derived from different data and by different people. We propose following timber sale volume estimates from pre-sale planning in standing timber through log scaling, and possibly through sawmill “cut out.” The ideal candidate will be able to use existing data while also collecting data in the field and conducting basic timber volume estimate analyses, with support from TFG personnel and forestry consultants. The final product of the internship will be a presentation and report with recommendations and guidelines for how and where TFG and its associates may be able to improve accuracy and consistency in timber volume estimation.