Forestry technicians

Role Responsibilities

  • Conducting forest inventories, surveys and field measurements following accepted scientific and operational procedures
  • Assisting in and performing technical functions in the preparation of forest management and harvest plans using photogrammetric and mapping techniques and computerized information systems
  • Assisting in planning and supervision of construction of access routes and forest roads
  • Implementing, supervising and performing technical functions in silvicultural operations involving site preparation, planting, and tending of tree crops
  • Coordinating activities such as timber scaling, forest fire suppression, disease or insect control or pre-commercial thinning of forest stands
  • Supervising and performing technical functions in forest harvesting operations
  • Ensuring adherence to regulations and policies concerning environmental protection, resource utilization, fire safety and accident prevention
  • Supervising forest tree nursery operations
  • Providing 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
  • Preparing forest cultivation and cutting plans

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