Foresters care for, plant, and manage trees or forests. They are involved in a range of activities including restoration, conservation, timber harvest, and managing protected wooded areas. They also conduct technical forestry work including timber marking, volume estimation, and sale of forest products. Responsibilities: Foresters are responsible for conducting technical forestry work including: timer marking, volume estimation, and sale of forest products, collecting forest data, establishing and measuring permanent forest sample plots, preparing stands for contract tree planting, preparing contracts for harvesting forest products and other contract services, marking and investigating trees that are ready to be harvested, interpreting aerial photographs of plots, coordinating and conducting felled tree volume studies, evaluating areas to be burned prior to and after burning, maintaining burning records and evaluations, using forest measurement instruments and electronics, performing pre-inspection prior to tree-trimming work, inspecting trees for hazardous potential, assisting in wildlife prevention, and responding to wildfire emergencies.
Recommended High School Courses:
Bachelor's Degree in Forest Management, Natural Resources, Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation, or a Related Field
For information on Foresters' salaries, projected job growth, and more, visit onetonline.org.