From the field to the lab, the forestry industry has a place for you. We’ve compiled all the resources you need to get started on your forestry journey in our Forestry Careers and Education Guide linked below. Also, watch the career videos below to see real forestry jobs and sign up for our student membership program!
Study aspects of forest management impact soils, vegetation and the overall forest ecosystem.
"Logging is hard work, but it's very rewarding. You get to work alongside people every day, you get to be out in nature, you get to run this huge equipment. It's just a fun job."
Pat Stockett / Wildland Firefighter
Helps suppress wildfires and deliver prescribed fires to the ecosystems in Georgia.
“My favorite part of working in the forest is coming in after a wildfire or doing a prescribed burn and seeing how the plants and the animals come back, and at times how much better they are.”
🤲 Want to work hands on with forest products?
Wood products manufacturing depends on skilled craftspeople and creative, business-minded people to make our everyday products a reality.
Manufacturing & Operations
John Gegg / Director of Sales
Manage sales and operations for a business by communicating with customers interested in buying your product.
"I think the coolest part of my job is learning all the different new end uses for cellulose. I would've never imagined that something that came from the forest would be in the TV that I watch every day."
John Mulcahy / Vice President of Sustainability
Help the forest products industry be sustainable long-term by maximizing efficiencies and minimizing environmental impact and telling your company's story to stakeholders.
"The best part about my job is that I'm having a positive impact on how our company operates. And I'm having a positive impact on the ecosystems in the environments where we have our operations."
🔬 More into the sciences?
From niche ecology research to product improvement, the forestry industry needs your perspective.
FORESTRY SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Caterina Villari / Forest Pathologist
Monitor and doctor tree health by studies diseases and how they affect trees.
"I was always interested in STEM disciplines, but I wanted to have a direct impact. Forestry seemed like something where you could do something right away."
Steven Brantley / Ecohydrologist
Study how water moves through the forest and travels into the rivers and wetlands.
"I'm very happy that I'm doing something productive for society, and that I'm helping future generations be more sustainable."
🦃 Outdoor Recreation is Your Passion?
Explore a career in helping people reconnect with nature.
WILDLIFE & RECREATION
Linda May / Wildlife Outreach Coordinator
Teach people about wildlife and their habitats to encourage stewardship.
"I think [many] people today are so disconnected from the outdoors. And it's our planet, it's our home, and so I try to bring people back to the importance of our natural resources..."
Charles "Swanny" Evans / Partnerships Manager
Work with agencies and conservation organizations to increase hunting participation.
"People are disconnected from where their food comes from, the outdoors to an extent, and we're trying to reinvigorate that and diversify participation..."
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