Resource Management Technician
Forestry technologists and technicians may work independently or perform technical and supervisory functions in support of forestry research, forest management, forest harvesting, forest resource conservation and environmental protection. They are employed by the forest industry sector, provincial and federal governments, consulting firms, and other industries and institutions, or they may be self-employed.
- Monitors and audits compliance by industry and resource contractors with natural resource acts, regulations and policies related to forestry, fish and wildlife, lands, and waters;
- Reviews resource industry plans and operations to ensure activities are within guidelines and policies;
- Analyzes client reporting documents;
- Identifies infractions or deviations from activities approved in work permits and recommends action in cases of non-compliance;
- Helps maintain resources information systems;
- Promotes awareness of resource management and protection;
- Conducts field program activities such as site inspections and surveys;
- Schedules and coordinates human and equipment needs for resource management projects;
- Compiles technical information for databases;
- Prepares reports and makes recommendations on matters such as the disposition of public lands, work permits for contractors, forest operations, and water control structures;
- Conducts administrative duties such as budgeting, licensing, or reporting on contractor performance;
- Provides technical expertise and advice to conservation groups and to individuals involved in promoting and educating the value of natural resource preservation.
Two-year college program in forestry or renewable resource technology