Silviculturist

Establish and care for forest stands.
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Salary Range
$36,000 – $76,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Silviculturists do?

Establishes and cares for forest stands: Manages tree nurseries and thins forests to encourage natural growth of sprouts or seedlings of desired varieties. Conducts research in such problems of forest propagation and culture as tree growth rate, effects of thinning on forest yield, duration of seed viability, and effects of fire and animal grazing on growth, seed production, and germination of different species. Develops techniques for measuring and identifying trees.


Should I be a Silviculturist?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.

  • How to become a Silviculturist

    Most Silviculturists have a Bachelor's degree. Chart?chd=s:aaa9aa&chl=|||bachelor%27s+%28100%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,100
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