Duties, Attitudes and Career Prospects of Forest Technicians in the Northeast

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Are there adequate career ladders for forest technicians? What are the attitudes of professional foresters, forest technicians, and aides toward each other, their jobs, and their organization? Can generalized job descriptions for technicians in federal, state, and private industry be written and justified? How can a career pattern for forest technicians be envisioned? These and other questions are examined and suggestions offered.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor of Forestry and Leader, Forest Technician Unit, Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto, Pa.

Publication date: October 1, 1972

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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