• Forest and Conservation Technicians
  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 41,420
    $32,310 range bar $54,780
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Slow Growing
  • Forest and conservation technicians provide technical assistance for conserving soil, water, forests, or related natural resources. They may compile data about size, content, condition, and other characteristics of forest tracts.

What do they typically do

  • Select and mark trees for thinning or logging, drawing detailed plans that include access roads
  • Keep records of the amount and condition of logs taken to mills
  • Supervise forest nursery operations, timber harvesting, land use activities, and disease or insect control programs
  • Survey, measure, and map access roads and forest areas such as burns, cut-over areas, experimental plots, and timber sales sections
  • Monitor activities of logging companies and contractors
  • 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 related to environmental protection, resource utilization, fire safety, and accident prevention
  • Manage forest protection activities, including fire control, fire crew training, coordination of fire detection, and public education programs

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.2%
Job Opening 71

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