environmental conservation and forestry

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This program is designed to prepare students for a wide variety of career opportunities in the field of natural resource management, conservation and forestry. Forests, fields and streams will serve as the primary classrooms as students gain practical hands-on experience in the forest industry. Students will also learn the safest methods for operating chainsaws, crawler tractors, log skidders, backhoes and skid steers. Employability (work ethic, attendance, cooperation, safety, etc.) characteristics are also emphasized.

This is a two year program for high school juniors and seniors. Students will have the opportunity to earn up to four credits per year in CTE or a combination of CTE and integrated academic credit for career and financial management, math and science.

Sample units of study include first aid and safety, forest management and protection, tree felling and climbing, orienteering, fish and wildlife, surveying and forest recreation.

Career opportunities include forest technician, conservation officer/forest ranger, arborist, wildlife technician, surveying aide, and equipment operator.

We have articulation agreements with Paul Smith’s College. Students can also earn 10-hour safety card issued by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).


Kimberly A. Seelman kibrown@boces.com