Responsible for assisting scientists in the conservation of soil, water, forests, or related natural resources. Compiles data about forest tracts, performs research, and helps scientists manage and protect rangelands.
- Assist scientists to conserve forests, rangelands, and forest tracts.
- Compile numerical data pertaining to size, content, condition, and other characteristics of forest tracts.
- Train and lead forest workers in forest propagation, fire prevention and suppression.
- Assist conservation scientists in managing, improving, and protecting rangelands and wildlife habitats.
- Cull data on water and soil quality, disease, and insect damage to trees and other plants.
- Take samples from soil and water.
- Identify insects or pestilence harming the forest.
- Identify other potential hazards, such as forest fires.
- Evaluate forested areas to determine the species, quality, and amount of standing timber.
- Identify property lines and mark properly.
- Patrol forest areas for dangers, hazards, and wildlife.
- Mark trees to be cut.
- Recommend fire control activities to smother forest fires.
- Train forestry workers about fire prevention and control methods.
- Communicate with the public about forest and conservation activities.
- Keep an eye on loggers and those who remove timber.
- Supervise workers who plant seedlings.
- Decide where and what kind of seedlings to plant.
- Gather data on conditions that may pose a fire hazard.
- Measure timber and supervise harvesting operations.
- Gather basic information, such as data on populations of trees, disease and insect damage, and tree seedling mortality.