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19-4071 Forest and Conservation Technicians



Provide technical assistance regarding the conservation of soil, water, forests, or related natural resources. May compile data pertaining to size, content, condition, and other characteristics of forest tracts under the direction of foresters, or train and lead forest workers in forest propagation and fire prevention and suppression. May assist conservation scientists in managing, improving, and protecting rangelands and wildlife habitats. Excludes “Conservation Scientists” (19-1031) and “Foresters” (19-1032).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 11015$28.31/hr$18.92/hr$23.90/hr$29.96/hr$32.46/hr$36.10/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services70$19.89/hr
Education and Health Services30$24.87/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration630$24.95/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/A$24.95/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/A$30.17/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/A$24.95/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 10$24.88/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 10$29.96/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$24.26/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 30$25.13/hr0.0%
Southwest Balance of State 50$24.95/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 70$24.95/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 80$30.17/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 110$29.96/hr6.5%
Northeast Balance of State 130$22.53/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 150$23.15/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 160$23.15/hr2.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 170$30.93/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 180$24.45/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 290$23.71/hr3.6%
Minnesota 770$24.95/hr2.7%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists N/AN/AN/A
Forest and Conservation Workers 20$20.45/hrN/A
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 540$23.90/hr5.6%


  • Patrol park or forest areas to protect resources and prevent damage.
  • Train and lead forest and conservation workers in seasonal activities, such as planting tree seedlings, putting out forest fires, and maintaining recreational facilities.
  • Supervise forest nursery operations, timber harvesting, land use activities such as livestock grazing, and disease or insect control programs.
  • Provide information about, and enforce, regulations, such as those concerning environmental protection, resource utilization, fire safety, and accident prevention.
  • Develop and maintain computer databases.
  • Thin and space trees and control weeds and undergrowth, using manual tools and chemicals, or supervise workers performing these tasks.
  • Provide information about, and enforce, regulations, such as those concerning environmental protection, resource utilization, fire safety, and accident prevention.
  • Measure distances, clean sightlines, and record data to help survey crews.
  • Keep records of the amount and condition of logs taken to mills.
  • Map forest tract data using digital mapping systems.