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What does it take to become a forester?
If you are interested in becoming a forester then there are a few things you should know.
Foresters use their knowledge and skills to make sure our forests are being used and conserved in a way that will maintain them well into the future. Foresters also help fight forest fires and maintain fire breaks and fire towers. They also help to build and maintain the trails, roads and recreation facilities that make the forests an inviting place to explore.
The education you need depends on the kind of forester job you want. For example, you want to take a two-year diploma in Integrated Resources Management, a two-year diploma in Forest Ecosystem Management or a four-year Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry.
But above all a forester should love the outdoors, be a problem solver and enjoy working with people.
"The Ministry of Environment is a great place to work. My job is to help make sure our forests and everything they offer, from recreation opportunities to economic growth, will be around for generations to come. But best of all, I feel like I can make a difference." Deb Weedon, Forester
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