Careers: Forest & Conservation Worker

Careers: Forest & Conservation Worker

This job is right for you if….

You enjoy learning about different tree species and making positive contributions to the environment.

Fast Facts:

Forest & conservation workers sometimes work on tree farms or orchards where they plant, cultivate and harvest an array of trees. 

Median Hourly Earnings:


Occupational Group:

  • Forestry  
  • Forest Sciences

Job Types Include:

  • Forestry Technician
  • Forestry Aide 
  • Conservation Technician

Maine Based Resources To Get Training: Forest & Conservation Worker

Entry-Level Education 



Currently, there are four Forestry/Wood Harvesting programs in Maine, all offer Certified Logging Professional (CLP) apprenticeship certification to successful graduates. These programs accept high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Training lasts between one and three years depending on the individual school. 

Maine Community College System


Community Colleges offer programs in horticulture and sustainable construction. 

University of Maine- Forestry 


Professional Training 

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative


Offers certification of the SFI Program as well as ongoing training on sustainable practices.