Forestry technologists and technicians work in forestry research, management, harvesting, resources, conservation, and protection.
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.
Conservation Technician - Forestry
Enforcement Officer - Forestry
Forest Fire Technician
Forest Survey Technician
Scaling Technician - Logging
People in this group work in government, in the forestry and agriculture industries, and throughout business.
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