22112 – Forestry technologists and technicians



22112 – Forestry technologists and technicians
Forestry technologists and technicians may work independently or perform technical and supervisory functions in support of forestry research, forest management, forest harvesting, forest resource conservation and environmental protection. They are employed by the forest industry sector, provincial and federal governments, consulting firms, and other industries and institutions, or they may be self-employed.


Index of titles
Chief cruiser
Chief scaler
Conservation technician - forestry
Crew leader - forest fire suppression
Cruising technician - forestry
Enforcement officer - forestry
Extension forest ranger
Extension ranger - forestry
Field office supervisor - forestry
Fire crew leader - forestry
Fire suppression crew foreman/woman - forestry
Fire suppression officer - forestry
Forest engineering technician
Forest engineering technologist
Forest extension technician
Forest fire officer
Forest fire ranger
Forest fire technician
Forest firefighting crew leader
Forest inventory resource officer
Forest planning technician
Forest protection coordinator
Forest regional inventory technician
Forest research technologist
Forest resource management technician
Forest resource technician
Forest survey technician
Forest technician
Forestry conservation and preservation technician
Forestry conservation and preservation technologist
Forestry conservation research technician
Forestry conservation research technologist
Forestry conservation technician
Forestry conservation technologist
Forestry crew coordinator
Forestry extension technician
Forestry technician
Forestry technician supervisor
Forestry technologist
Log grader
Log scaler
Natural resources technician - forestry
Nursery technician - forestry
Protection coordinator - forestry
Range conservationist
Range manager
Research assistant - forestry
Resource technician - forestry
Scaler - forestry
Scaler technician - logging
Scalers supervisor
Scaling coordinator - logging
Senior fire control technician
Silviculture technician
Silviculture technologist
Timber cruiser
Timber marker
Timber rider
Timber scaler
Timber technician


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Conduct, supervise and participate in forest inventory cruises, surveys and field measurements following accepted scientific and operational procedures
Assist and perform technical functions in the preparation of forest management and harvest plans using photogrammetric and mapping techniques and computerized information systems
Assist in planning and supervise construction of access routes and forest roads
Implement, supervise and perform technical functions in silvicultural operations involving site preparation, planting, and tending of tree crops
Coordinate activities such as timber scaling, forest fire suppression, disease or insect control or pre-commercial thinning of forest stands
Supervise and perform technical functions in forest harvesting operations
Monitor activities of logging companies and contractors and enforce regulations such as those concerning environmental protection, resource utilization, fire safety and accident prevention
Provide forestry education, advice and recommendations to woodlot owners, community organizations and the general public
Develop and maintain computer databases
Supervise forest tree nursery operations
Provide technical support to forestry research programs in areas such as tree improvement, seed orchard operations, insect and disease surveys or experimental forestry and forest engineering research.
Employment requirements
Completion of a one- to three-year college program in forestry technology or in a renewable resource program or forest ranger program is usually required.
Registration with a regulatory body is required for forestry technologists or technicians in all provinces except Prince Edward Island and Manitoba.
Certification or licensing as a scaler is required for some positions.
In Quebec, membership in the regulatory body for professional technologists is required to use the title "Professional Technologist."


Additional information
Mobility may be possible to occupations in natural resource and wildlife management and in parks management.


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