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Procurement Foresters

Procurement Foresters

Procurement Foresters


Main Topic: Physical Geography
Secondary Topic: Environment and Society

Overview: Procurement foresters are a type of forester who specializes in the buying and selling of timber. Foresters supervise activities around forest conservation, prepares sties for new trees, manage forest regeneration, participate in fire suppression, and determine how to remove timber with minimal damage. Procurement foresters also inventory the types, amount, and locations of timber on a property. They will appraise and negotiate timber prices for contracts, then work with subcontractors to remove the trees. Unlike other conservationists, procurement foresters will work mostly on private lands with farmers for access to their timber rather than public state-owned lands. Over the next decade, forestry jobs are expected to grow.

Geographers at work: Physical geographers, Environmental geographers, GIS and remote sensing specialists

Recommended College Courses: Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems, Advanced GIS, Remote Sensing, Introduction to Physical Geography, Environmental Management, Introduction in Environmental Geography, Natural Resource Use and Management, Regional Field Studies, Landscape Biogeography, Parks and Protected Places, Remote Sensing and Earth Observation, Economic Geography

Skills: GIS, Remote sensing, Geospatial technology, Resource management, Quantitative and field methods, Environmental Mapping and modeling, Field methods, Location and landscape analysis

Occupation Group: Life, Physical, and Social Science

Learn more about Procurement Forester from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/conservation-scientists.htm#tab-2

Written by Alisa Hartsell