As a Forester, you are charged with protecting and e​nhancing forest ecosystems and the social and economic benefits produced by f​orests. You work in the field collecting data on number and species of trees and other plants and animals, supervise tree plantings and tre​e 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 citi​es (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.

 

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