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Forest and Conservation Workers

Job Information

Under supervision, perform manual labor necessary to develop, maintain, or protect areas such as forests, forested areas, woodlands, wetlands, and rangelands through such activities as raising and transporting seedlings; combating insects, pests, and diseases harmful to plant life; and building structures to control water, erosion, and leaching of soil. Includes forester aides, seedling pullers, and tree planters.


  • Most forest and conservation workers develop skills through on-the-job training.
  • Seasonal demand for forest and conservation workers can vary by region and time of year.
  • The best employment opportunities should continue to be in Maine, the Southeast, and the Pacific Northwest.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $23,300/yr ($11.65/hr)
Job Outlook Below Average
Education Bachelors