Forester (2122)

Foresters apply scientific expertise to land and natural resource management and are responsible for implementing and supervising natural resource programs in forestry and land use. They combine their knowledge of the biotic components of a forest, namely the trees and other vegetation, with the abiotic components of air, water, and soil to make sound management and planning decisions. There are also a number of urban foresters working for municipalities to manage tree stands and small forested areas within Canada’s towns and cities. (from ECO Canada)

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Date modified: September 6, 2017

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Canadian Council of Forest Ministers

Commonwealth Forestry Association (CFA) - Canadian Chapter

International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO)

National Aboriginal Forestry Association (NAFA)

American Forests

Society of American Foresters


Ecology and Society - A journal of integrative science for resilience and sustainability

Tree Physiology - An Internet Botanical Journal : North America's Leading Forestry Journals

Careers & Employment Opportunities in Forestry - Canadian Forests Website


Date modified: April 13, 2017