Manage public and private forested lands for economic, recreational, and conservation purposes. May inventory the type, amount, and location of standing timber, appraise the timber's worth, negotiate the purchase, and draw up contracts for procurement. May determine how to conserve wildlife habitats, creek beds, water quality, and soil stability, and how best to comply with environmental regulations. May devise plans for planting and growing new trees, monitor trees for healthy growth, and determine optimal harvesting schedules.
|Title||Employment||Change||Annual Average Openings||Typical education needed for entry|
|191032||Foresters||118||124||6||5.08 %||6||1||5||Bachelor's degree |
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. (more...)