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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 10016$26.70/hr$17.62/hr$20.05/hr$25.47/hr$30.08/hr$37.12/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services60$20.07/hr
Other ServicesN/A$25.47/hr
Public Administration610$24.66/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/A$24.88/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 10$27.02/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 10$24.57/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 20$26.98/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 20$27.68/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 30$24.87/hr0.0%
Southeast Balance of State 40$24.83/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 60$24.87/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 80$24.16/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 100$25.47/hr6.5%
Northeast Balance of State 130$24.11/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 140$22.33/hrN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 150$25.47/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 170$24.83/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 180$24.66/hr2.7%
Northeast Minnesota 260$23.63/hr3.6%
Minnesota 710$24.66/hr2.7%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists N/AN/AN/A
Forest and Conservation Workers N/A$19.89/hrN/A
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 700$24.79/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.