Silviculture Forester (RPF)/Forest Technician (RPFT)
You’re alone in the woods and you’re not lost. As a Silviculture Forester or Forest Technician, you often work alone in remote locations and that’s just the way you like it. You work with seasonal contractors and manage programs to control the establishment, growth, quality and health of forests. You analyze forests to maximize production and minimize negative impacts on the land, water and wildlife. You conduct experiments, analyze data and write reports—all in an awesome combo of indoor and outdoor work, all in the name of Mother Nature.
Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry or Diploma in Forest Technology. Outdoor experience recommended.
University of Alberta or Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). Program can be started at Northern Lakes College. For high school students, Alberta Junior Forest Rangers provides work related forestry experience.
Forest Technician: $16.30 - $29.27 an hour Forester: $29.92 to $38.45 an hour