Forest & Conservation Technicians
Also called: Forest Technician, Forestry Technician, Wildlife Technician, Resource Manager
What they do:Provide technical assistance regarding the conservation of soil, water, forests, or related natural resources. May compile data pertaining to size, content, condition, and other characteristics of forest tracts, under the direction of foresters; or train and lead forest workers in forest propagation, fire prevention and suppression. May assist conservation scientists in managing, improving, and protecting rangelands and wildlife habitats.
On the job, you would:
- Keep records of the amount and condition of logs taken to mills.
- Manage forest protection activities, including fire control, fire crew training, and coordination of fire detection and public education programs.
- Train and lead forest and conservation workers in seasonal activities, such as planting tree seedlings, putting out forest fires and maintaining recreational facilities.
Arts and Humanities
Math and Science
Safety and Government
People and Technology Systems
Ideas and Logic
Hand and Finger Use
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Data base user interface and query software
Map creation software
Analytical or scientific software
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
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