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Job Description:

  • 1) Manages and develops forest lands and resources for economic and recreational purposes: Plans and directs forestation and reforestation projects.

  • 2) Maps forest areas, estimates standing timber and future growth, and manages timber sales.

  • 3) Plans cutting programs to assure continuous production of timber or to assist timber companies achieve production goals.

  • 4) Determines methods of cutting and removing timber with minimum waste and environmental damage and suggests methods of processing wood for various uses.

  • 5) Directs suppression of forest fires and conducts fire-prevention programs.

  • 6) Plans and directs construction and maintenance of recreation facilities, fire towers, trails, roads, and fire breaks.

  • 7) Assists in planning and implementing projects for control of floods, soil erosion, tree diseases, and insect pests in forests.

  • 8) May patrol forests, enforce laws, and fight forest fires.

  • 9) May administer budgets.

  • 10) May conduct research to improve knowledge of forest management.

  • 11) May specialize in one aspect of forest management.

  • 12) May be designated Forestry Supervisor; Woods Manager.




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Job Number: 4209