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Oklahoma Agriculture in the Classroom


Careers in Natural Science and Resource Management


Job Description

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.