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Field Overview - Preparation - Day In The Life - Earnings -
Employment - Career Path Forecast - Professional Organizations -
Overview PowerPoint - Overview Podcast

Forest and conservation technicians compile data on the size, content, and condition of forest land. These workers usually work in a forest under the supervision of a forester, doing specific tasks such as measuring timber, supervising harvesting operations, assisting in road building operations, and locating property lines and features.

They also may gather basic information, such as data on populations of trees, disease and insect damage, tree seedling mortality, and conditions that may pose a fire hazard. In addition, forest and conservation technicians train and lead forest and conservation workers in seasonal activities, such as planting tree seedlings, and maintaining recreational facilities.

Increasing numbers of forest and conservation technicians work in urban forestry -- the study of individual trees in cities -- and other nontraditional specialties, rather than in forests or rural areas.

Forest and Conservation Technician Resources

Online

Overview:
Overview of Forest and Conservation Technicians
Preparation:
Programs, Degree Fields
Day in the Life:
The Workplace
Earnings:
Employer Options, Salary Ranges, Types of Employers
Employment:
Statistics, Industries, Employers
Career Path Forecast:
Predictions for the Field
Professional Organizations:
Resources, Networking, Support
Podcast:
Overview of the work of Forest and Conservation Technicians
Internet Resources:
Society of American Foresters

Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 


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