Online Forestry Conservation Degrees

We all know the importance of looking after the environment these days, and forestry conservation is right at the front line. Forestry conservation technicians research and record data on all aspects of a forest, maintain trees, even help build roads. If you like working in the great outdoors and are taking plenty of science and math at high school, then a forestry conservation degree program could be just right for you.

Forestry conservation training and degree program

A two-year associate degree program will help you to your first job. (Try to find a program accredited by the Society of American Foresters).

As well as some general training in science and mathematics, your degree program will cover topics such as

• Dendrology (the science of trees)
• The ecology of forests
• Timber management
• Surveying
• Management and protection of forest resources
• Wildlife and recreational facility management

In addition to preparing you to find an entry level position, an associate degree can also act as a springboard to studying for a bachelor’s degree in forestry conservation.

Job outlook with forestry conservation degree training

After graduation from your degree program you will be able to find work as a forestry technician or aide. Forestry agencies and companies which use wood in their business all need forestry graduates.

There were 33,000 forestry and conservation technicians working in 2004, making around $21.16 an hour (the median rate reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Although reduction in Federal Government timber management will slow growth of forestry jobs, increasing concern over the environment and some state and local programs should provide new opportunities in the future.

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