Forest and Conservation Technicians
Main Topic: Physical Geography
Secondary Topic: Environment and Society
Overview: Forest and conservation technicians measure and improve the quality of forests, rangeland and other natural areas. They help in the conservation of soil, water, forests, or other natural resources. They also will patrol natural areas to make sure that environmental regulations are being followed. Forest and conservation technicians gather data on soil quality, disease and damage to plants and trees that may present a fire hazard. Forest technicians mark property lines and evaluate forest and wildlife areas to determine species, quality and amount of standing timber. They may lead forest conservation activities within the local community. Many forest and conservation technicians also use mapping technologies to map forest tract data.
Geographers at work: Physical Geographers, GIS Specialists
Recommended College Courses: Environmental Management, Physical Geography, Geographic Information Systems
Skills: Geographic information systems (GIS), ecology, physical geography, sustainability, human-environment relations.
Written by Kaleigh Shuler