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What Forest and Conservation Technicians Do

Forest and conservation technicians measure and improve the quality of forests, rangeland, and other natural areas.


Forest and conservation technicians typically do the following:

Forest and conservation technicians generally work under the supervision of foresters or conservation scientists. For more information, see the profile on conservation scientists and foresters.

Increasing numbers of forest and conservation technicians work in urban forestry—the study and management of trees and associated plants, individually or in groups within cities, suburbs and towns—and other nontraditional specialties, rather than in forests or rural areas.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition