1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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      Forester
      Forest Ranger

Studies, develops and manages forest areas to maintain commercial and recreational uses, conserve flora and fauna, and protect against fire, pests and diseases.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:
  • manages forest resources to maximise their long-term commercial, recreational and environmental benefits for the community
  • participates in land use planning for designated areas
  • observes the effects of environmental factors on the growth and health of forest plants
  • studies the propagation and culture of forest trees, improvement of growing stock and the effects of thinning on forest yields
  • prepares plans for re-afforestation and devises efficient harvesting systems
  • investigates, plans and implements management procedures to cope with the effects of fires, floods, soil erosion, insect pests and diseases
  • estimates the volume, size and quality of timber resulting from management alternatives
  • advises government, industry and the public on forestry problems and planning
  • may conduct educational programs on the care and value of forests
  • may supervise and coordinate the work of technical officers and other forestry workers

Specialisations:
Forestry Adviser
Silviculturist

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