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Forestry Technicians

Overview

Forestry technicians work as members of a forest management team under the direction of a professional forester. They collect data and information needed to make decisions about resources and resource depletion. They also help plan, supervise, and conduct the operations necessary to maintain and protect forest growth, including harvesting, replanting, and marketing of forest products. Forestry technicians understand the inventory methods and management skills required to produce wood fiber and forest products. They help manage forests and wildlife areas and control fires, insects, and disease. Forestry technicians may also survey land, measure the output of forest products, and operate logging and log-handling equipment. Approximately 29,810 forest and conservation technicians are employed in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Hands On

Problem-Solving

Technical

Career Ladder
Forester or Forestry Consultant

Forestry Technician

Intern

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