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Career Fact Sheets

There are many paths and amazing destinations to discover in the forest and conservation sector. Which one of these careers will inspire you?

Consultation Coordinator

Consultation coordinators advocate for Indigenous communities. They are a community’s main point of contact for outside groups. They review reports and help to negotiate agreements, such as when working with forestry companies to develop forest management plans and business opportunities. Consultation coordinators ensure Indigenous rights are respected. They also help…

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Environmental Educator

Environmental educators love helping people understand nature and their relationship to it. They speak and write well and are good at getting their messages across. They provide facts, answer questions, and lead interactive activities, like games, field trips, hikes, and workshops. Environmental educators often make presentations outdoors. Forests and camps…

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Forester

Every day, foresters across Canada lace up their boots, put on their high-visibility vests; and venture out into the wild. They gather information, predict and identify problems, and come up with solutions to help manage forests sustainably. Some may even consider them caretakers of the forest. They balance ecological, social,…

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Forestry Technician

Forestry technicians gather information about forests and monitor how forest resources are used. They also do many other things. At any given time, they might be working on a conservation project, supervising a tree nursery, or helping to coordinate fire suppression efforts. A forestry technician is part of a forest…

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GIS Technician

A geographic information system (GIS) is a set of digital mapping tools that helps to organize, communicate, and understand the science of our world. GIS technicians use scientific research, spatial data, and expert opinions to help with plans and management strategies. They also analyze patterns and trends, map natural disasters,…

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