Forest Resource Managment


Our Forest Resource Management program was
introduced in School Year 2019-2020 and provides a
thorough overview to the forest industry for
sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Topics covered include tree biology, forest ecology,
silviculture, dendrology, entomology, land and forest
measurement, harvesting systems, recreation, global
positioning systems (GPS), geographic information
systems (GIS), watershed management, woodlot
management, forest ecosystems, conservation
practices, wild-land fire and use, forest economics, and
an array of career pathways, ranging from harvesting
equipment operator to forester and others.

Outdoor laboratories, featuring tool and equipment

use and operation, and forest harvesting equipment
simulators provide practical hands-on experiences that
enhance classroom learning.
The forest industry provides steady employment and
varied reliable careers for thousands of workers
throughout America. Numerous career opportunities
are available both in Maine and right here in the St.
John Valley. Forestry professionals enjoy a full range of
careers managing forests and woodlots, harvesting
wood, replanting trees and as arborists, equipment
operators, managers/supervisors and small to large
business owners. The majority of forest industry
careers fall into one of four categories: 1. foresters and

conservation scientists; 2. forest and conservation
technicians; 3. forest and conservation workers; and 4.
logging professionals, including equipment operators.
Career opportunities for those with a background in
Forest Resource Management include:
● Wood Cutter/Chopper
● Logging Equipment Operator
● Tree Nursery Worker/Manager
● Wood Buyer/Purchasing Agent
● Wildlife Biologist
● Environmental Engineer/Technician
● Environmental Compliance Inspector
● Park Worker/Manager
● Tree Trimmer/Pruner
● Forest Ranger
● Fire Warden
● Forest Firefighter
● Log Grader/Scaler

We have an articulation agreement with the university of Maine at Fort Kent.

Students in our program can also prepare for
post-secondary education and training in a range of
specialties, including:
● Forestry
● Forest Technology/Technician
● Forest Science and Biology
● Forest Management
● Forest Engineering
● Forest Resource Production
● Natural Resource Conservation
● Natural Resource Management
● Mechanized Logging Equipment Operation
and Maintenance
● Wood Science
● Pulp and Paper Technology