Forestry provides a focused lens through which to understand, influence and practice sustainable resource management and utilization, as well as sustainable development. Unlike environmental science, it is a profession and craft as well as a field of study. A Forestry degree will provide entrance into careers where you can have a profound impact on the sustainability of human social and economic systems; while those focusing on Wood and Biomaterials Science will find themselves in-demand within the cutting-edge world of wood engineering science, technology and business – money-making sectors that utilize forests sustainably while benefiting the economy.


Forestry graduates have a wealth of career opportunities open to them because of the interdisciplinary yet applied nature of their education. They are equipped to take on diverse roles including managerial, consultant, research, policy, communications and planning positions in the private, non-profit and public sectors including all levels of government, and environmental organizations at local, national and international levels.


Forestry graduates go on to successful careers in:

  • Land and forest conservation
  • Sustainable forest management
  • Community forestry
  • Forest governance
  • Tree protection
  • Urban forestry
  • Forest fire control
  • Park planning
  • Forest and ecological restoration
  • Policy analysis and development
  • Business and economic development
  • Forest health promotion
  • International development
  • Sustainable development and planning
  • Geographical information systems
  • Wildlife protection
  • Traditional forest product production processes including pulp and paper and timber milling
  • Bioenergy development and production
  • Biomaterials and biocomposites research, production, and design

Forest Career Resources

Forestry and Forest Conservation Organizations

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