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Foresters

Detailed Occupation Description:
Manage public and private 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 optimal harvesting schedules.

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Wage Information for Foresters, 2016:

Wage Level Statewide
Hourly
Statewide
Annual
Entry $20.88 $43,430
Average $25.96 $54,000
Experienced $28.5 $59,290

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