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?

Hydrologist

Hydrologists understand how lakes, rivers, and watershed systems function. They analyze water levels and the rates, timing, and distribution of water flows. In forestry, they analyze how tree harvesting affects aquatic ecosystems, and they work with foresters and wildlife biologists on conservation efforts. Once they gather information in the forest,…

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Indigenous Relations Specialist

An Indigenous relations specialist usually starts their career by being deeply rooted in an Indigenous community. This background gives them in-depth knowledge of Indigenous culture, community issues, and governance. They work to create positive relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

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Machine Operator

Machine operators often specialize in working with mechanical or computer-operated equipment. They set up machines to start production, adjust settings, and feed in materials. Machine operators need to be detail-oriented and have good problem-solving skills. They are responsible for ensuring equipment is working properly.

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Park Ranger

Park rangers are passionate about protecting the environment, wildlife, and park visitors. They patrol and enforce rules and regulations. Most park rangers work for federal, provincial, or territorial agencies.

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Remote Sensing Technician

Remote sensing technicians gather information about a place without needing to be there physically. To do this, they use aerial photos, satellite imagery, and geographic information systems (GIS). They usually collect, process, and interpret images to map and monitor the environment. But they are able to do a lot more.…

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