About Pacific Forest Trust

We sustain America's forests for all their public benefits of wood, water, wildlife, and people's well-being in cooperation with landowners and communities.

Career Opportunities

WOOD, WATER, WILDLIFE, AND WONDER. Pacific Forest Trust (PFT) delivers landscape-scale private forest conservation in the West and develops innovative incentives for forest conservation at the national level. PFT works to conserve irreplaceable private forest landscapes—60% of all forests in the U.S.—and secure the vital forest resources we all depend on. We do so in ways that reward private landowners for managing for public benefits like clean water, a healthy climate, and abundant native wildlife. Our work boosts local economies and restores resilient forest landscapes across ownership boundaries. PFT pioneers new payments for ecosystems services in multiple ways, from climate policy to carbon markets, to working forest conservation easements, to regulatory efficiencies, watershed services, and renewable energy policies.

Headquartered in the verdant Presidio of San Francisco, PFT is a collegial environment filled with bright minds that generate groundbreaking ideas and work hard to implement them. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package. We also understand the value of work/life balance.

Available Positions:

Conservation and Stewardship Director

Pacific Forest Trust is looking for an energetic and accomplished conservation professional to lead the next generation of Pacific Forest Trust’s partnerships and projects, working with our able Conservation and Stewardship staff to leverage 25 years of success. Learn more and apply.

Project Manager: Healthy Watersheds California

Pacific Forest Trust is seeking an ambitious Project Manager to help develop the financing mechanisms, implementation approach and on-the-ground projects for the comprehensive restoration and conservation of the primary watersheds supplying California’s water system, specifically those watersheds supplying the Oroville and Shasta reservoirs. The Manager will play the lead role in proposing and developing financing, including federal and state loans; assist in developing the structuring of implementation; and play a lead role in stakeholder outreach and relationships, including with water contractors and agencies as well as public and private financing bodies.  A well-qualified applicant will have strong project finance skills, solid experience in project management, be an excellent communicator and skillful in organizing stakeholders.

Healthy Watersheds California (HWC) is an innovative initiative to finance the comprehensive restoration and conservation of source watersheds as essential components of water infrastructure systems. PFT is developing the policies, technical assessments, financing, and implementation plans needed to leverage public and private capital to invest in comprehensive source watershed protection and restoration, similarly as to how built infrastructure is financed. This project will increase the climate resilience of key watersheds and enhance water security for 28 million water consumers, eight million acres of irrigated agricultural land and the freshwater for San Francisco Bay. Click here to apply.

Communications Manager

Pacific Forest Trust (PFT) is looking for a highly productive, efficient, and enthusiastic professional to join our team in our main office in The Presidio of San Francisco, California. The right candidate has strong writing, website, and production skills; knows how to manage multiple priorities while still addressing long-term tasks; and is a creative and accomplished communicator. The Communications Manager is a critical member of Development and Communications team, and will be responsible for all internal and external communications, including publications, media campaigns, website, social media, and presentations. If you want to apply your design and writing skills to helping protect America’s forests, this is the job for you. Learn more and apply.