Careers in Natural Science and Resource Management
A forester manages forest lands and their resources. Duties include supervising fire-fighting crews, replanting after fires and working to prevent and treat damage to timber resulting from insects, diseases and other causes. A forester must also know how to prevent soil erosion and floods. He or she must estimate how much timber is available for cutting in a forest area and how much money it is worth. The forester must know about surveying, mapping and road-building in order to plan roads into forest areas. He or she manages and protects wildlife and may be in charge of recreational activities like hunting, fishing, camping and hiking.
- A forester must have an interest in outdoor work, forest and wildlife and modern business practices
College degree in forestry and work experience with a forester.