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Silviculture and forestry workers perform a variety of duties related to reforestation and to the management, improvement and conservation of forest lands. They are employed by logging companies, contractors and government services.
clearing saw operator, forest firefighter, forestry crew worker, forestry worker, pieceworker – silviculture, scarification equipment operator, silviculture worker, spacing saw operator, thinning saw operator.
- Assess site, select seedlings and plant trees using manual planting tools in reforestation areas
- Operate power thinning saw to thin and space trees in reforestation areas
- Operate chain saw to thin young forest stands
- Control weeds and undergrowth in regenerating forest stands using manual tools and chemicals
- Complete firefighting reports and maintain firefighting equipment
- Dig trenches, cut trees, pump water on burning areas to fight forest fires under direction of fire suppression officer or forestry technician
- Operate and maintain a skidder, bulldozer or other prime mover to pull a variety of scarification or site preparation equipment over areas to be regenerated
- Perform other silviculture duties such as collecting seed cones, pruning trees, assisting in planting surveys and marking trees for subsequent operations.
Outlook & Prospects for Silviculture and Forestry Workers in Kingston - Pembroke 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 NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- Construction will begin in spring 2014 on the expansion of the Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centre in Trenton
- A new Boston Pizza opened in Trenton, employing 65 staff
- HDT Expeditionary Systems Inc. was awarded a $3.5M contract to build deployable, climate-controlled shelters for the Canadian Armed Forces, creating eight new jobs in Belleville and a total of 23 across Ontario
- Hastings-Quinte Emergency Medical Services announced it will recruit 10 part-time paramedics
- Construction is expected to begin in spring 2014 on a water treatment plant in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and should be completed by the end of 2015
- Sigma Stretch Film of Canada Co., a manufacturer of stretch films located in Belleville, will receive funding to install a new production line, creating 10 new jobs and retaining 123 existing positions
- Construction is expected to start shortly on a new $7.4M fire hall in Belleville
- Construction started on a new ambulance station, located on Robertsville Road in the county of Frontenac and is expected to be completed in March 2014
- Benson Auto Parts received approval to build a new retail store in Petawawa, with construction expected to begin in spring 2014
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