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As a growing company, Shelterbelt is always looking for intelligent and creative people to join our team. We offer rewarding work in the outdoors, competitive wages, specialized job training and a friendly team environment.

People come to habitat restoration from many different directions. We understand this is a unique field that draws on many specialty disciplines. Our staff is composed of design, science and trade professionals who have been hand picked to work as a collaborative team to solve complex environmental problems and build exquisite gardens and natural landscapes.

Our staff gains proficiency through constant training and challenging projects. Professional development is supported at all levels from post graduate science research to trade certificates at local community colleges. Every level of continuing education is supported at Shelterbelt.

Typical Entry-Level Positions

The Habitat Restoration Technician works on small or large field crew to conduct habitat restoration field work in State and National parks, regional open spaces, and private lands and gardens throughout Northern California and Western Washington.

This position is comparable to landscape construction, SCA crew, trail building and forestry tree planting trades.  Field work includes planting and maintaining native plants habitats and gardens, stream channel restoration, irrigation, removal of invasive plants, trail, fence & wall construction, and monitoring/mapping.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors’ Degree or trade experience
  • Knowledge of CA native plants, wildlife and ecology
  • Ability to travel to local jobsites with your own transportation
  • Possess a valid CA drivers license
  • Walk uneven trails with steep grades
  • A high degree of stamina and physical fitness
  • Eligible to work in the United States


To Apply

Applications will be accepted anytime and filed until an opening is available.  You will be contacted directly when your current application meets the qualifications of an open position.

Please email or mail resumes to:

HR at

Shelterbelt Builders
ATTN: Human Resources
1207 10th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

Shelterbelt Builders Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All are encouraged to apply.

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