Forester

Foresters study, develop and manage forest areas to maintain commercial and recreational uses, conserve flora and fauna, and protect against fire, pests and diseases.

Overview

Foresters study, develop and manage forest areas to maintain commercial and recreational uses, conserve flora and fauna, and protect against fire, pests and diseases.

Day-to-day

  • manages forest resources to maximise their long-term commercial, recreational and environmental benefits for the community
  • studies the propagation and culture of forest trees, methods for improving the growth of stock, and the effects of thinning on forest yields
  • prepares plans for reforestation and devises efficient harvesting systems
  • investigates, plans and implements management procedures to cope with the effects of fires, floods, droughts, soil erosion, insect pests and diseases.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

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To become a Forester

  • You usually need a bachelor degree in forest science and management, or a science degree with a major in forestry to work as a Forester. Forestry management courses are also available through Vocational Education and Training (VET) a

    Find a Bachelor of Forest Science and Management

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