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Northeastern Research Station

 
 
 
 

Northeastern Research Station
11 Campus Blvd.
Suite 200
Newtown Square, PA 19073

(610) 557-4017
(610) 557-4132 TTY/TDD

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Timber Research

Our timber and forest management research is devoted to understanding how trees grow, how to manage forests, and how to harvest trees while minimizing the effect on other forest values such as recreation, wildlife, and water. Most of the forest land in the Northeast is privately owned and our forest ecosystem research is applicable to private land as well as public land.

Look for these job series on the Federal Job Vacancy Announcements -- usajobs.opm.gov list: GS-0460; 0462; 0434; 0435; 0408.


Watershed Research

Our quality of life depends on abundant and clean sources of water. Forest Service hydrologists, foresters, and biologists, among others, focus their research on understanding how human activities and natural processes affect vital water and aquatic resources, and watersheds.

Look for these job series on the Federal Job Vacancy Announcements -- usajobs.opm.gov list: GS-1315; 1316; 0482; 0408.


Recreation and Wildlands

You don't have to go far to be in a forest setting-even from large cities. Determining the outdoor recreation needs and preferences of urban Americans is an important part of our research program. Sociologists and outdoor recreation planners are a few of the professionals who conduct this type of research.

Look for these job series on the Federal Job Vacancy Announcements -- usajobs.opm.gov list: GS-0023; 0101; 0460.


Insect and Disease Research

Forest fires make the evening news, but insects and disease kill far more trees than do fires. Entomologists, botanists, plant pathologists, and biologists are learning more about a variety of damaging pests. Information from their research is being used to develop new forest management practices that minimize disease and insect attack.

The Northeastern Research Work Unit 4501 and 4502 is a field unit located in Hamden, CT. This field locations focus on Forest Insect Biology & Biocontrol and Forest Insect Pathology & Microbial Control

Look for these job series on the Federal Job Vacancy Announcements -- usajobs.opm.gov list: GS-0414; 0434; 0404; 0462.


Global Change

Is the earth warming? How will changes in the global climate caused by human activities affect our forest ecosystems as we know them today? We are building our research program in this area on the belief that our policymakers, land managers, and elected officials need good, sound information to make wise decisions.

Look for these job series on the Federal Job Vacancy Announcements -- usajobs.opm.gov list: GS-0408; 1340; 0334; 0460.


Forest Products Research

Our scientists develop new and more efficient ways of using wood. They conduct research to develop new or improved ways of using and recycling wood products.

Look for these job series on the Federal Job Vacancy Announcements -- usajobs.opm.gov list: GS-1380; 0801; 0460.


Wildlife and Fisheries Research

Our wildlife and fish biologists have the enviable job of studying the wildlife, fish, and birds that call America's forests home. Our research is aimed at ensuring their continued survival in the face of mounting pressure. We believe the health of our wildlife is a measure of our own health.

The Northeastern Research Work Unit 4251 is a field unit located on the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst, MA. This field locations focus on Wildlife and Fish Habitat Relationships in New England Ecosystems.

Look for these job series on the Federal Job Vacancy Announcements -- usajobs.opm.gov list: GS-0486; 0482; 0401; 0404.


Research Support Services

Research is our business, but we hire people other than scientists. Our research support employees work in professional, technical, administrative, and clerical areas, and deal with matters such as statistics, computers, public relations, publications, personnel, purchasing, and finance. By doing these critical jobs well, our research support people help our scientists do what they do best -- research!

Look for these job series on the Federal Job Vacancy Announcements -- usajobs.opm.gov list: GS-0201; 0318; 0332; 0334; 0341; 0342; 0501; 0510; 0810; 1035; 1083.

USDA Forest Service - Northeastern Research Station
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