Forest Technology

Career Paths

Forest Technicians help plan, direct and operate forestry enterprises.  Students in the forest technician specialization experience a breadth and depth of instruction.  They are exposed to the theory and practice of planting, thinning and other silvicultural operations including harvesting supervision.  They learn how to design, lay out and construct roads and trails; how to map and survey property; and how to manage woodlands to improve wildlife habitat and conserve soil, water and other natural resources.  Graduates work in wood products-related industries, in public forestland management agencies, with forestry consulting firms or urban tree care companies and with a range of conservation organizations.  Graduates can also become licensed in NH to practice forestry on private lands.

Forestry-related Careers:

  • Licensed, professional forester
  • Forest Management Consultant
  • Forest Health Technician
  • Forestry Consultant
  • Fire control/use Specialist
  • Timber harvesting
  • Mapping Technician
  • GIS/GPS Technician
  • Timber and log buyer
  • Log Scaler
  • Lumber Grader
  • Sawmill Technician
  • Arborist
  • Urban tree care specialist
  • Timber cruiser/forest inventory technician
  • Wood products manufacturer
  • Forestry equipment/products sales
  • Land Manager
  • Continue studies in a four-year program (many students do continue)  Check out UNH's Bachelor of Science in Forestry