University of Georgia (UGA) - Forestry
A program that generally prepares individuals to manage and develop forest areas for economic, recreational, and ecological purposes. Includes instruction in forest-related sciences, mapping, statistics, harvesting and production technology, natural resources management and economics, wildlife sciences, administration, and public relations. Get more details and student breakdown below, including other Georgia schools that offer a forestry degree. Students at University of Georgia who have completed this program in 2010-2011 have received the following degrees:
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Breakdown of Students That Completed the Forestry Program
The table below lists the number of students that have completed the forestry program at the University of Georgia for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Career Options For Graduates
Students who have completed this program, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below. The information covers overall job description, estimated salary and wages, along with job projections by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Soil and Water Conservationists
Plan or develop coordinated practices for soil erosion control, soil or water conservation, or sound land use. Read more about working environment, educational requirements, and potential salary of soil and water conservationists in our career profile section.
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Research or study range land management practices to provide sustained production of forage, livestock, and wildlife. Read more about working environment, educational requirements, and potential salary of range managers in our career profile section.
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Plan, develop, and conduct programs to inform public of historical, natural, and scientific features of national, state, or local park. Read more about working environment, educational requirements, and potential salary of park naturalists in our career profile section.
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Manage public and private forested lands for economic, recreational, and conservation purposes. May inventory the type, amount, and location of standing timber, appraise the timber's worth, negotiate the purchase, and draw up contracts for procurement. May determine how to conserve wildlife habitats, creek beds, water quality, and soil stability, and how best to comply with environmental regulations. May devise plans for planting and growing new trees, monitor trees for healthy growth, and determine optimal harvesting schedules. Read more about working environment, educational requirements, and potential salary of foresters in our career profile section.
Forest and Conservation Technicians
Provide technical assistance regarding the conservation of soil, water, forests, or related natural resources. May compile data pertaining to size, content, condition, and other characteristics of forest tracts, under the direction of foresters; or train and lead forest workers in forest propagation, fire prevention and suppression. May assist conservation scientists in managing, improving, and protecting rangelands and wildlife habitats. Read more about working environment, educational requirements, and potential salary of forest and conservation technicians in our career profile section.
Forest and Conservation Workers
Under supervision, perform manual labor necessary to develop, maintain, or protect areas such as forests, forested areas, woodlands, wetlands, and rangelands through such activities as raising and transporting seedlings; combating insects, pests, and diseases harmful to plant life; and building structures to control water, erosion, and leaching of soil. Includes forester aides, seedling pullers, and tree planters. Read more about working environment, educational requirements, and potential salary of forest and conservation workers in our career profile section.
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