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Forestry professionals conduct research, develop plans and administer and direct programs related to the management and harvesting of forest resources. They are employed by the forest industry, provincial and federal governments, consulting companies, educational institutions and other industries, or they may be self-employed.
appraisal forester, consulting forester, district forester, forest engineer, forester, forestry superintendent, professional forester, regional inventory officer – forestry, registered professional forester (RPF).
- Plan and direct forest surveys and related studies and prepare reports and recommendations
- Establish short- and long-term plans for management of forest lands and forest resources
- Plan and direct woodlands harvesting, reforestation, silviculture and fire prevention and fire suppression programs, road building, wildlife management, environmental protection and insect and vegetation control programs
- Negotiate terms and conditions of agreements and contracts for forest harvesting, forest management and leasing of forest lands
- Monitor contract compliance and results of forestry activities
- Ensure adherence to government regulations and company objectives
- Plan and conduct public relations programs, and education and extension programs related to forestry
- Develop and oversee programs for tree seedling production and woodlands nursery operations
- Conduct advanced research in the areas of tree improvement, nursery seedling production, forest soils, forest ecology, forest mensuration, forest operations and other areas
- Provide advice and recommendations, as a consultant on forestry issues, to private woodlot owners, municipal, provincial or federal governments or to companies.
Outlook & Prospects for Forestry Professionals in Calgary Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- The Calgary Zoo will be spending $162M over the next 20 years on upgrades and new facilities
- Chestermere Remedy's RX pharmacy has opened in West Creek Plaza
- Doodie Dudes opens for business in High River
- The University of Calgary and the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute for Child and Maternal Health have received $1.6M in funding to establish a new research laboratory
- Richardson Bros. Ltd., of Olds, has been awarded a $4.6M contract for road work in Mountain View County
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- The Calgary Catholic Immigration Society's oil and gas training programs have launched a fast-track power engineering training program
- Construction will begin shortly on the new $3.7M gym for Hugh Sutherland School in Carstairs
- The Town of Cochrane will begin construction on the $1.4M first phase of Riverfront Park by fall of 2013
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- STEPS Bridgeland, a new inner city condo development in Calgary, will begin construction in the fall of 2013
- A new 107-unit seniors care facility is under construction in Olds and scheduled to open by spring of 2014
- Mount Royal University in Calgary will layoff 7 employees due to funding cuts in 2013
- CN Rail opens the $200M Calgary Logistics Park
- Brookfield Residential is launching an inner city housing development in Calgary. The project is expected to be completed in early 2014.
- Two more warehouses will be completed in the Stoney Industrial Centre in northeast Calgary within the next few months
Week of Apr 08 – Apr 12, 2013
- Siemens AG is moving its Canadian headquarters from Oakville, Ontario to Calgary
- New Walmart warehouse coming to Balzac
- Value Village is expecting to employ 60 people when its new store opens in Calgary on April 11, 2013
- Bow Valley College is offering new health care programs at its High River campus starting in May 2013
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