Forest Technologists and Technicians

(NOC 2223)

Career Description

Forestry technologists and technicians work in forestry research, management, harvesting, resources, conservation, and protection.

Duties May Include

Forestry technologists and technicians perform some or all of the following duties:

Conduct, supervise and participate in forest inventory cruises, surveys and field measurements following accepted scientific and operational procedures;

Assist and perform technical functions in the preparation of forest management and harvest plans using photogrammetric and mapping techniques and computerized information systems;

Assist in planning and supervise construction of access routes and forest roads;

Implement, supervise and perform technical functions in silvicultural operations involving site preparation, planting, and tending of tree crops;

Co-ordinate activities such as timber scaling, forest fire suppression, disease or insect control or pre-commercial thinning of forest stands;

Supervise and perform technical functions in forest harvesting operations;

Monitor activities of logging companies and contractors and enforce regulations such as those concerning environmental protection, resource utilization, fire safety and accident prevention;

Provide forestry education, advice and recommendations to woodlot owners, community organizations and the general public;

Develop and maintain computer databases;

Supervise forest tree nursery operations;

Provide technical support to forestry research programs in areas such as tree improvement, seed orchard operations, insect and disease surveys or experimental forestry and forest engineering research.

Examples of Titles

Conservation Technician - Forestry
Enforcement Officer - Forestry
Forest Fire Technician
Forest Survey Technician
Forestry Technologist
Scaling Technician - Logging
Silviculture Technician

Where They Work

People in this group work in government, in the forestry and agriculture industries, and throughout business.

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Modified on January 26, 2022