Founded in 1983, The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) is a nonprofit scientific research organization headquartered in Asheville, NC, with 16 volunteer state chapters and three regional science offices located in Charlottesville, VA, Burlington, VT, and State College, PA. We have planted and researched thousands of hybrid and wild-type American chestnut trees at our Meadowview Research Farms in SW Virginia, and through our work planted 500,000+ trees in over 500 orchards across the chestnut’s native range.

TACF has more than 60 formal partnerships with academia, government agencies, and private landowners and is recognized as a lead organization for tree species restoration.  94% of our research and operations funding is through private philanthropic foundations and generous individuals dedicated to the restoration of the American chestnut to the Eastern U.S. forests.


TACF is Hiring!

Join The American Chestnut Foundation in its mission to restore the iconic American chestnut back to its native range!

TACF’s COVID Statement:
Due to the ongoing pandemic at the time of these job postings, TACF requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless a legal exemption applies.  Dependent upon future interactions with the public or at professional meetings, mask-wearing may also be required.


TACF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing an equal opportunity to all qualified individuals who are seeking employment, and to all current employees. A Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) ethic is a priority and is being continually integrated into TACF’s corporate culture which is dedicated to supporting a diverse, inclusive workplace.  TACF does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual or gender preference, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or related condition, ancestry, medical condition, physical handicap, or any other protected class or status.

TACF is a certified living wage employer dedicated to a just and sustainable economy.


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