Profession forestry adviser

Forestry advisers provide services and advice on economic and environmental issues in compliance with laws and regulations.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Environmental legislation

    The environmental policies and legislation applicable in a certain domain.

  • Wildlife

    Undomesticated animal species, as well as all plants, fungi and other organisms that grow or live wild in an area without being introduced by humans. Wildlife can be found in all ecosystems such as deserts, forests, rain forests, plains, grasslands and other areas including the most developed urban areas, all have distinct forms of wildlife. Handling of wildlife capture equipment.

  • Forestry regulations

    The legal rules applicable to forestry: agricultural law, rural law, and laws on hunting and fishing.

  • Ecosystems

    The characteristics of the system where living organisms co-habitate and interact with non-living elements.

  • Forest ecology

    The ecosystems existing in a forest, starting from bacteria to trees and soil types.

  • Agronomy

    The study of combining agriculture production and protection and regeneration of natural environment. Includes the principles and methods of critical selection and adequate application methods for sustainability in agriculture.

Skills

  • Perform forest analysis

    Review data, reports and studies in forestry. Based on this information, write a situation analysis report on biodiversity and genetic resources relevant to forestry.

  • Assess harvesting impact on wildlife

    Monitor wildlife populations and habitats for the impact of timber harvesting and other forest operations.

  • Advise on fertiliser and herbicide

    Ability to advise on fertilisers and herbicides when and where needed.

  • Use a computer

    Utilise computer equipment or digital devices to facilitate quality control, data management, and communication. Follow instructions given by a computer programme, create computer files or documents.

  • Coordinate new sites preparation

    Choose and prepare locations for new trees, making use of controlled burning, bulldozers, or herbicides to clear vegetation and logging debris.

  • Apply forest legislation

    Ability to efficiently apply forest legislation and principles.

  • Estimate damage

    Estimate damage in case of accidents or natural disasters.

  • Advise on timber harvest

    Provide guidance on how to apply the most appropriate timber harvesting method: clearcut, shelterwood, seed tree, group selection or single-tree selection.

  • Inspect trees

    Carry out tree inspections and surveys.

  • Perform project management

    Manage and plan various resources, such as human resources, budget, deadline, results, and quality necessary for a specific project, and monitor the project's progress in order to achieve a specific goal within a set time and budget.

  • Use different communication channels

    Use various types of communication channels such as verbal, handwritten, digital and telephonic communication with the aim of constructing and sharing information and ideas.

  • Conserve forests

    Strive to conserve and restore forest structures, biodiversity and ecological functions.

  • Monitor forest health

    Monitor forest health to make sure all necessary actions are taken by the forestry workers team.

  • Monitor water quality

    Measure water quality: temperature, oxygen, salinity, pH, N2, NO2,NH4, CO2, turbidity, chlorophyll. Monitor microbiological water quality.

  • Perform forest diseases control

    Protect the forest crops against pests and diseases by applying chemical control measures, sanitation and eradication.

  • Make decisions regarding forestry management

    Decide on issues regarding various aspects concerning the management of natural resources such as forests and woodland areas.

Optional knowledge and skills

read maps develop forestry strategies geographic information systems provide training lead a team in forestry services assist tree identification nurse trees develop personal skills report pollution incidents interact with clients in forestry climate change impact write technical reports related to trees