As a Forester, you are charged with protecting and enhancing forest ecosystems and the social and economic benefits produced by forests. You work in the field collecting data on number and species of trees and other plants and animals, supervise tree plantings and tree harvest, and manage forest ecosystems to benefit wood productions, wildlife and human use of forests. Foresters work in a wide variety of locations from wilderness (federal and state lands) to the largest cities (urban and tree care).
What do you do?Working in the world of forestry brings a diverse option of positions. To view what these positions include see: Is Forestry For You, Society of American Foresters; Welcome to the World of Forestry, Indiana Society of American Foresters; What We Do, U.S. Forest Service; and Conservation Scientists and Forestry, U.S. Department of Labor.
These are some of the career paths available with this major.
Arborist and Urban Forester
Forest GIS Specialist
Check out these optional student community organizations.
Purdue Student Society of American Foresters
Purdue Student Society of Arboriculture
Indiana Arborist Association
Society of American Foresters
Forestry and Natural Resources, 715 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2061 USA, (765) 494-3590
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