This job is right for you if….
You have a passion for land management, conservation, and rehabilitation.
Maine has 65 species of trees and only 20 are primarily used for the use of lumber and paper-making. Foresters have extensive knowledge of trees that make up Maine’s forests.
Median Hourly Earnings:
Job Types Include:
- Forest Engineer
- Senior Forest Industrial Manager
- Forest Technicians
- Forest and Land-Use Planners
Maine Based Resources To Get Training: Forester
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.
- Oxford Hills Tech School – Norway, Maine
- Foster Technology Center – Farmington, Maine
- Region 9 School of Applied Technology – Rumford, Maine
- Region 2 School of Applied Technology – Dyer Brook, Maine
- The University of Maine – Fort Kent, ME Offers an Applied Forest Management Program as a pathway to becoming a Maine Licensed Forester.
Maine Community College System
Community Colleges offer programs that prospective foresters would enjoy. Degree and certificate programs that cover topics such as sustainability and conservation.
- Northern Maine Community College – Presque Isle, Maine
- Central Maine Community College – Auburn, Maine
- Eastern Maine Community College – Bangor, Maine
- Southern Maine Community College – South Portland, Maine
- Washington County Community College – Calais, Maine
- York County Community College – Wells, Maine
University of Maine- Forestry
- The University of Maine at Orono- four-year undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Forestry, Parks, Recreation & Tourism, Sustainable Materials and Technology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Ecosystem Ecology Concentration
- The University of Maine at Fort Kent- Four-year undergraduate and postgraduate degree in Forestry, Parks, Recreation & Tourism, Sustainable Materials and Technology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Ecosystem Ecology Concentration
Offers certification of the SFI Program as well as ongoing training on sustainable practices.