Forestry professionals research, plan, administer, and direct forestry management/harvesting programs; conduct forestry education/extension programs; and act as consultants on forestry issues.
Duties May Include
Forestry professionals perform some or all of the following duties:
Plan and direct forest surveys and related studies and prepare reports and recommendations;
Establish short- and long-term plans for management of forest lands and forest resources;
Plan and direct woodlands harvesting, reforestation, silviculture and fire prevention and fire suppression programs, road building, wildlife management, environmental protection and insect and vegetation control programs;
Negotiate terms and conditions of agreements and contracts for forest harvesting, forest management and leasing of forest lands;
Monitor contract compliance and results of forestry activities;
Ensure adherence to government regulations and company objectives;
Plan and conduct public relations programs, and education and extension programs related to forestry;
Develop and oversee programs for tree seedling production and woodlands nursery operations;
Conduct advanced research in the areas of tree improvement, nursery seedling production, forest soils, forest ecology, forest mensuration, forest operations and other areas;
Provide advice and recommendations, as a consultant on forestry issues, to private woodlot owners, municipal, provincial or federal governments or to companies.
Examples of Titles
Regional Inventory Officer - Forestry
Registered Professional Forester (RPF)
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.
The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.
© Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
© JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
© National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
© Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.