Standard Occupational Classification

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19-1032 Foresters

Manage forested lands for economic, recreational, and conservation purposes. May inventory the type, amount, and location of standing timber, appraise the timber's worth, negotiate the purchase, and draw up contracts for procurement. May determine how to conserve wildlife habitats, creek beds, water quality, and soil stability, and how best to comply with environmental regulations. May devise plans for planting and growing new trees, monitor trees for healthy growth, and determine the best time for harvesting. Develop forest management plans for public and privately-owned forested lands.

Conservation Scientists and Foresters (broad occupation)

Life Scientists (minor group)

Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations (major group)

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Last Modified Date: October 26, 2009

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