Forest and Conservation Technicians


What Forest and conservation technicians Do

Provide technical assistance regarding the conservation of soil, water, forests, or related natural resources. May compile data pertaining to size, content, condition, and other characteristics of forest tracts, under the direction of foresters; or train and lead forest workers in forest propagation, fire prevention and suppression. May assist conservation scientists in managing, improving, and protecting rangelands and wildlife habitats. Excludes Conservation Scientists and Foresters.


Forest and conservation technician Salaries

  • 2014 employment: 32,600
  • May 2015 median annual wage: $35,430

Job Outlook for Forest and conservation technicians

Projected employment change, 2014–24:

  • Number of new jobs: -1,900
  • Growth rate: -6 percent (Decline)

How to Become a Forest and conservation technician

Education and training:

  • Typical entry-level education: Associate's degree
  • Work experience in a related occupation: None
  • Typical on-the-job training: None

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