There are many jobs in the forest products industry in the forestry professionals category. It’s a diverse mix of jobs, but each one plays a role in forest operations management. Forestry professionals guide decisions and policies relating to forest land management. These roles are considered professional because they require specific educational qualifications combined with operational experience. As a forestry professional, you may find yourself working with a wide range of people – landowners, purchasers, managers, technicians, contractors, and other professionals – to manage the forest in an environmentally and economically sustainable way. If you enjoy intellectually demanding work that also gets you outdoors, consider becoming a forestry professional. Some of your week could be spent walking over rough terrain and driving to remote forest job sites.
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|Forestry Summer Students - 2022|
Chetwynd, British Columbia
|Forester - 12 month Term|
Grande Prairie, Alberta
Peace River, Alberta
Forestry professionals usually have a college or university degree. In some cases, lots of experience and good job reviews can substitute for a college degree. Many people in this role start as entry-level technicians and crew, while learning the trade from experienced managers. A successful career as a forestry professional depends on combining job experience, education and dedication.
|Cégep de Thetford|
|École technique et professionnelle, Université de Saint-Boniface|
|Northern Lights College|
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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