Careers in Forestry

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Park Naturalists

plan, develop, and conduct programs to inform public of historical, natural, and scientific features of national, state, or local park.
Salary: $65320
Degree: Bachelor's degree


Foresters

manage public and private forested lands for economic, recreational, and conservation purposes. May inventory the type, amount, and location of standing timber, appraise the timber's worth, negotiate the purchase, and draw up contracts for procurement. May determine how to conserve wildlife habitats, creek beds, water quality, and soil stability, and how best to comply with environmental regulations. May devise plans for planting and growing new trees, monitor trees for healthy growth, and determine optimal harvesting schedules.
Salary: $63150
Degree: Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction


Supervisors of Logging Workers

directly supervise and coordinate activities of logging workers.
Salary: $50790
Degree: No degree required


Fallers

use axes or chainsaws to fell trees using knowledge of tree characteristics and cutting techniques to control direction of fall and minimize tree damage.
Salary: $48520
Degree: No degree required



Tree Trimmers and Pruners

using sophisticated climbing and rigging techniques, cut away dead or excess branches from trees or shrubs to maintain right-of-way for roads, sidewalks, or utilities, or to improve appearance, health, and value of tree. Prune or treat trees or shrubs using handsaws, hand pruners, clippers, and power pruners. Works off the ground in the tree canopy and may use truck-mounted lifts.
Salary: $40510
Degree: No degree required
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Forest and Conservation Technicians

provide technical assistance regarding the conservation of soil, water, forests, or related natural resources. May compile data pertaining to size, content, condition, and other characteristics of forest tracts, under the direction of foresters; or train and lead forest workers in forest propagation, fire prevention and suppression. May assist conservation scientists in managing, improving, and protecting rangelands and wildlife habitats.
Salary: $40110
Degree: No degree required


Forest and Conservation Workers

under supervision, perform manual labor necessary to develop, maintain, or protect areas such as forests, forested areas, woodlands, wetlands, and rangelands through such activities as raising and transporting seedlings; combating insects, pests, and diseases harmful to plant life; and building structures to control water, erosion, and leaching of soil. Includes forester aides, seedling pullers, and tree planters.
Salary: $31320
Degree: Bachelor's degree




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