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Forest Engineering

What is Forest Engineering? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links OSU Department of Forest Engineering, Resources & Management

What is Forest Engineering?

The Forest Engineering Program at Oregon State University prepares graduates to plan and implement complex forestry and natural resource operations that help meet global demands for wood products while sustaining water, habitat, and other forest resources. It provides “work ready” graduates for entry into the diverse professional field of forest engineering. Early career accomplishments include harvest unit design, forest road location and design, contract inspection and administration, cost analysis, and forest transportation system design and management. Mid-career accomplishments commonly expand to involve aspects of engineering management, including planning and budgeting, supervision, wood procurement, harvest and road design reviews, and scheduling and controlling forest operations.

Related Careers

Civil Engineer Journalist
Conservation Advocate Land Appraiser
Construction Engineer Private Consultant
Environmental Advocate Project Supervisor
Environmental Engineer Rangeland manager
Environmental Lawyer Recreation Designer
Fire Fighter Reforestation Specialist
Forest Engineer Researcher
Forest Health Specialist Road Transport Researcher
Forest Manager Scheduler
Forest Products Marketer Surveyor
Forester Transport Planner
Forestry Marketing Analyst Vehicle Designer
Harvest Planner Wildlife Manager
Harvesting Coordinator Wood Scientist
Inventory Manager Writer/Editor

Related Skills

Able to Work in a Group Setting Communication Skills (Oral & Written) Knowledge of Basic Concepts in Leadership
Analysis Skills Drive to Solve Complex Problems Recognition of Need to Engage in Lifelong Learning
Background in Engineering Principles & Forestry Ethical Decision Making Skills Understanding of Public Policy and Societal Issues

Job & Internship Search Links

USAJobs.gov - check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Occupations by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

Conservation Job Board

Farm and Ranch Jobs

International Forest Service Jobs

Engineering Jobs & Resources

Public Works Jobs

Civil Engineering Jobs

Engineering Jobs

Eco Jobs

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook -  The following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

Explore Careers in Engineering

Forestry USA

Careers in Forestry

Agricultural and Forestry Jobs in the Federal Government

Professional Association Links

American Association of Engineering Societies

US Forest Service

National Park Service

USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service

Bureau of Land Management

Center for International Forestry Research

Department of Environmental Conservation

Society of American Foresters

National Association of State Foresters

Society for Range Management

National Association of Environmental Professionals

Miscellaneous Links

Compare Forest Engineering Degrees

Forestry USA

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