Silviculturalist

Woodlands

Job Description

Silviculturalists do a variety of jobs related to reforestation. They also help manage, improve and conserve forest lands. There are many di­fferent kinds of silviculturalists. If you choose this career path, most of your work will be outdoors. You need to be fit enough to trek across rough, often steep, terrain. A typical day could see you working as part of team to fight forest fires. Or you could be tasked with marking timber to set up environmentally sustainable forest management harvesting operations. Road and trail construction is another key duty. The job also o­ffers a chance for advancement because you are exposed to so many di­fferent aspects of a forest company’s operation.

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This job is right for you if...

  • You want to live an oversized life in one of Canada’s beautiful forest communities
  • A sense of community is important to you
  • You like variety and learning new things
  • You want to make a di­fference working in a green job
  • You are a team player who gets along with other trades
  • You want to work in work boots, not dress shoes
  • You are physically fit
  • You love the outdoors

Communities

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HIGH LEVEL, ALBERTA
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, ALBERTA
FORT ST-JAMES, BRITISH COLUMBIA

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Education And Training

Silviculturalists often require skills to be tailored on the job. You will also get specialized training at diff­erent points in your career as you move up the ladder. You can increase your job choices if you finish a one- to three-year college program for forestry technologists, renewable resource managers or forest rangers.

Confederation College of Applied Arts and Technology
University of Saskatchewan
Concordia University College of Alberta

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NOTE

The requirements listed are generally required qualifications for this Career Type. The qualifications may vary based on the employer and/or the geographic location of that job.

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