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.
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