What Does a Forest and Conservation Worker Do?
Ah, the fresh air. The nature on the precipice of existence and art. What would we do without it?
If you are looking for a forestry specialist to help maintain the quality of land, you are looking for Forest and Conservation staffing.
Firstly, Forest and Conservation workers are polar opposites of those working in forestry production. Henceforth, they work to make sure that a forest (or other wooded areas) remains healthy and of full quality. This work may involve digging soil, planting seeds, removing diseased plants and trees and cultivating plants. Regardless of the work, if it has to do with the shaping or preservation of nature, it’s Forest and Conservation.
Example Responsibilities for Forest and Conservation Staffing
- Firstly, creates forest treatment layout. This involves cruising, boundary delineation, and marking.
- Secondly, conducts forest and noxious weed inventories.
- Thirdly, assists with noxious weed control when necessary.
- Maintains and builds hiking trails with hand tools when applicable.
- Overall, performs general labor, facility, and equipment maintenance and conducts minor construction projects, etc.
- Working Conditions: Material and equipment directly used: All hand and power tools, chainsaw, chemicals, tractor, crack filler
- Work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions
- Therefore, work involves heavy lifting and endurance.
- Finally, performs site visits to ensure landowner and program objective compatibility; assist landowners with completion of required documents; review applications for completeness; score or rank applications; perform compliance checks and take corrective action if required; perform signoff inspection upon completion.
- Incorporates landowner objectives into standard mitigation actions to develop property-specific management prescriptions.
- Gathers spatial data and other attributes to catalog activities performed; monitors and reports on treatment implementation.
- Responds to and provides low-complexity technical expertise and advice to landowners regarding forest management practices, diagnosis and recommendations for forest health problems, animal damage and competing vegetation control, wildland fire risk reduction, and other resource issues and opportunities.