Forestry Professionals

(NOC 2122)

Career Description

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

Consulting Forester
District Forester
Forest Engineer
Forestry Technologist
Professional Forester
Regional Inventory Officer - Forestry
Registered Professional Forester (RPF)

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Forestry Bachelor
Forest Business Management Bachelor
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Modified on January 26, 2022