Land management foresters oversee public and private forested lands for economic, recreational and conservation purposes. They may inventory the type, amount and location of standing timber, appraise the timber’s worth, negotiate the purchase and draw up contracts for procurement. 

Land management foresters determine how to conserve wildlife habitats, streams, water quality and soil stability. They also determine the best ways to comply with environmental regulations.


Bachelor's degree in Forestry from an accredited University is required.

earning potential

  • Average Annual Salary: $60,070

  • Average Hourly Rate: $28/hour


  • Establish short and long-term plans for management of forest lands and forest resources

  • Perform inspections of forests or forest nurseries

  • Monitor contract compliance and results of forestry activities to assure adherence to government regulations

  • Negotiate terms and conditions of agreements and contracts for forest harvesting, forest management and leasing of forest lands.

  • Develop techniques for measuring and identifying trees

This job is right for you if...

  • You enjoy a change of scenery daily

  • You are a team player and communicate effectively

  • You want to be in a management position without having to sit behind a desk all day

  • You like the idea of the woods being your office


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