Employment of forest and conservation technicians is expected to experience little or no change from 2010 to 2020.
Heightened demand for American timber and wood pellets will help increase overall job prospects for forest and conservation technicians. Most growth in employment over the next 10 years for forest and conservation technicians is expected to be in federally owned forest lands. Jobs in private forests should grow alongside the demand for timber and pellets, but ongoing fiscal crises will likely lessen the number of available positions in state and local governments.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition