Forest & Conservation Technicians

Conservation Tech

Forest and conservation technicians work in the field of forestry and conservation. They are responsible for the management of forests and natural resources
Conservation Tech
Do you love the outdoors? Are you passionate about saving the environment? Get a career that will help save the planet!
Why Should You Consider This Career?

Prevent wildfires. Preserve amazing american landscapes. Work outside independently with Nature! Learn skills that will help better and save the planet.

That's $3,300 per bi-weekly paycheck
That's 2000 new jobs in Utah per year (30% growth)
Less Physical                                         More Physical
Less Training                                          More Training
More Structure                                     Less Structure
Biological Science Aide, Forest Technician, Forestry Aide, Forestry Technician, Resource Technician, Timber Appraiser

Provide technical assistance regarding the conservation of soil, water, forests, or related natural resources. May compile data pertaining to size, content, condition, and other characteristics of forest tracts under the direction of foresters, or train and lead forest workers in forest propagation and fire prevention and suppression. May assist conservation scientists in managing, improving, and protecting rangelands and wildlife habitats.

At A Glance in US
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398,000 (35%)
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398,000 (35%)
398,000 (35%)
Biological Science Aide, Forest Technician, Forestry Aide, Forestry Technician, Resource Technician, Timber Appraiser
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Your Typical Day:

  • Thin and space trees and control weeds and undergrowth, using manual tools and chemicals, or supervise workers performing these tasks.
  • Train and lead forest and conservation workers in seasonal activities, such as planting tree seedlings, putting out forest fires, and maintaining recreational facilities.
  • Provide information about, and enforce, regulations, such as those concerning environmental protection, resource utilization, fire safety, and accident prevention.
  • Patrol park or forest areas to protect resources and prevent damage.
  • Map forest tract data using digital mapping systems.
  • Keep records of the amount and condition of logs taken to mills.
  • Manage forest protection activities, including fire control, fire crew training, and coordination of fire detection and public education programs.
  • Monitor activities of logging companies and contractors.
  • Perform reforestation or forest renewal, including nursery and silviculture operations, site preparation, seeding and tree planting programs, cone collection, and tree improvement.
  • Plan and supervise construction of access routes and forest roads.
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Your Responsibilities

  • Record research or operational data.
  • Cultivate land.
  • Manage agricultural or forestry operations.
  • Supervise scientific or technical personnel.
  • Train personnel in technical or scientific procedures.
  • Advise others on management of emergencies or hazardous situations or materials.
  • Develop technical or scientific databases.
  • Survey land or properties.
  • Collect biological specimens.
  • Inspect condition of natural environments.
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Knowledge You Will Learn

  • Public Safety and Security

Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. 70/100

  • English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. 67/100

  • Customer and Personal Service

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. 63/100

  • Law and Government

Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process. 61/100

  • Administration and Management

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. 59/100

  • Geography

Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life. 59/100

  • Education and Training

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. 57/100

  • Mathematics

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 57/100

  • Biology

Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment. 56/100

  • Mechanical

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. 56/100

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Tools of the Trade

  • Commercial fishing nets
  • Reforestation equipment
  • Theodolites
  • Portable data input terminals
  • Measuring tapes
  • Calipers
  • Lumbering equipment
  • Recreational motorboats
  • Rangefinders
  • Wheel bulldozers
  • Moisture meters
  • Dredgers
  • Height gauges
  • Rainfall recorders
  • Fire suppression hand tools
  • Forestry increment borers
  • Track excavators
  • Light trucks or sport utility vehicles
  • Soil core sampling apparatus
  • Water pumps
  • Snowplow attachments
  • Decorticators
  • Radarbased surveillance systems
  • Open stream current meters
  • Dump trucks
  • Earthmoving shovels
  • Sprayers
  • Motorcycles
  • Geological compasses
  • Agricultural tractors
  • Scanners
  • Measuring rods
  • Fishing boats
  • Prisms
  • Tow trucks
  • Pisciculture supplies
  • Earthmoving buckets or its parts or accessories
  • Geological prospecting apparatus
  • Open stream water level recorders
  • Articulating boom lift
  • Handheld refractometers or polarimeters
  • Forestry saws
  • Water meters
  • Fire fighting pump truck
  • Fertilizer spreaders or distributors
  • Lawnmowers
  • Hydraulic truck cranes
  • Video editors
  • All terrain vehicles tracked or wheeled
  • Laser measuring systems
  • Conventional truck cranes
  • Tug boats
  • Magnetometer geophysical instruments
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras
  • Measuring wheels for distance
  • Water samplers
  • Lasers
  • Lighters
  • Global positioning system GPS receiver
  • Map measurers
  • Power saws
  • Two way radios
  • Water trucks
  • Clinometers
  • Front end loaders
  • Planters
  • Harrows
  • Track bulldozers
  • Notebook computers
  • Forklifts
  • pH meters
  • Metal detectors
  • Shovels
  • Digital cameras
  • Wedges
  • Seed drills
  • Axes
  • Dibblers
  • Desktop computers
  • Personal computers
  • Winches
  • Backhoes
  • Tensiometers
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