Profession forestry technician
Forestry technicians assist and support the forest manager and implement their decisions. They supervise a team of forestry equipment operators and support and supervise forestry and environmental protection through research and data collection. They also manage resource conservation and harvesting plans.
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- Realistic / Enterprising
The process of felling, cutting trees and transforming them into timber, including mechanical felling and processing.
- Forest ecology
The ecosystems existing in a forest, starting from bacteria to trees and soil types.
- Fire-fighting systems
The devices and systems used to extinguish fires; the classes and chemistry of fire.
- Environmental policy
Local, national and international policies dealing with the promotion of environmental sustainability and the development of projects which reduce negative environmental impact and improve the state of the environment.
- Monitor work site
Regularly ensure that working conditions on site meet health and safety requirements; ensure that the proposed work will not pose a threat to the physical integrity of others.
- Manage forest fires
Protect life, property and resources by preventing forest fires. Detect, control, restrict and suppress fires when they occur. Integrate knowledge of fire regimes, the effects of fire and the values at risk, the required level of forest protection, and costs of fire-related activities.
- Maintain forest roads
Patrol and inspect forest roads. Check if more gravel is needed and keep an eye on issues like culverts, drainage, slides, fallen trees and washouts. Make arrangements for repairs and maintenance.
- Maintain forestry equipment
Check forestry equipment to make sure that it is in working order.
- Apply forest legislation
Ability to efficiently apply forest legislation and principles.
- Perform tree thinning
Removing some trees from a stand in order to improve tree health, timber value and production.
- Vegetation control
Spray vegetation by the sides of roads to control its encroachment on forest roads.
- Coordinate timber sales
Efficiently coordinate timber selling in a profitable way. Assist companies in reaching timber production goals by managing timber sales. Takes lead role in timber sale layout and road location activities including clearing and posting timber sale boundaries, cruising timber to determine volumes and grade and marking trees to be removed in commercial thinning operations.
- Supervise forestry workers
Supervise and coordinate the staff that works in the forestry areas.
- Operate forestry equipment
Operate various forest instruments such as skidders, bulldozers to pull scarification or site preparation equipment over forest areas to be regenerated.
- Plant green plants
Plant seeds manually or by using ground equipment.
- Apply prescribed herbicides
Carry out, under supervision and as authorised, the spraying of prescribed herbicides in accordance with training and skills acquired, using manufacturers’ application rates, in accordance with materials safety data sheets and any formal procedure and practice in place, and for which clearance has been issued.
- Conduct reforestation surveys
Survey tree stands with a focus on reforestation. Use established sampling methods to determine seedling survival and distribution. Identify disease and damage done by animals. Prepare and submit notifications, written plans and budgets for reforestation.
- Monitor logging operations
Ensure that logging operation follow the contractually agreed terms and specified procedures. Strive to solve any problems that arise during the operation. Improve on existing methods and ensure compliance with safety, company, and government regulations.
- Provide first aid
Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation or first aid in order to provide help to a sick or injured person until they receive more complete medical treatment.