Procurement Forester

Walker Lumber Company, Inc.

148 Tipple Ln

Woodland, PA 16881



Walker Lumber Company is seeking a forester for its sawmill in Woodland in central Pennsylvania. We are seeking a motivated individual who can work well with our forestry team, landowners, sawmill and contractors. This position involves cruising, pricing, costing and sale layout including roads on the timber leads passed down from the chief forester. These leads will be mostly standing timber that will come from private landowners and consulting foresters.

General Requirements / Specific Duties:

  • Manage timber cruise based on cruise plan agreed with the Chief Forester.
  • Identify and develop potential timber sources from private and consultancy sales
  • Negotiate timber purchase contracts and ensure compliance with all Walker Lumber Companies timber purchase procedures
  • Provide timely update to Finance for all upcoming and forecast timber payments, bonds, construction costs and any other non-routine expenses
  • Understand and apply (mark with paint) silvicultural goals and objectives to the timber stand.
  • Oversee any Forest tech while on timber sale to ensure silvicultural goals and objectives are being met.
  • Responsible for collecting accurate field data and entering field data accurately in to a sale summary report (includes pricing and costing) to be given to Chief Forester.
  • Responsible for final timber sale cutout: Volume, Veneer, Grade and Dollars.
  • Responsible for skid trail and haul road layout
  • Responsible for E&S plan on each sale
  • Responsible for hiring road building contractors and seeing work is done well in advance of timber harvest.
  • Must be knowledgeable on current Veneer and off specie markets.
  • Required to communicate with Log Yard Supervisor on loads coming from jobs, and upcoming veneer sales. Must observe loads from jobs and attend veneer sales.
  • Manage logging crews to ensure optimum quality of logs.
  • Responsible for rec. work on timber sales. Can be delegated to Forest Tech.

Knowledge / Skills

  • Excellent knowledge of silvicultural practices
  • Excellent knowledge of current stumpage prices
  • Excellent knowledge of BMP’s
  • Excellent communications abilities


This position requires a minimum of an Associates’ Degree in Forest Management or a natural resource related field with at least 4 years of experience. Preferred candidate will have previous management or supervision experience.

Other Info

Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. We offer a competitive compensation package, as well as a broad range of benefits including medical insurance, dental insurance, prescription drug plan, life insurance, 401k retirement plan.

Walker Lumber Company is a well-established family business with a sawmill and dry kilns in Woodland, PA. 90% of our timber comes from timberland we harvest in the central PA region. We are an FSC certified mill and all of our forestry staff are expected to be up to date with SFI certification and will be supported to maintain certification. For more information visit our website at WLCI.US.

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Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications

Main Contact

Joe Moore