Forests form part of the vital natural resources of a country. They are home to the most amazing herbs, medicinal compounds, natural cosmetics etc. These supply wood products, livestock, minerals and water. Forestry is the science of managing forests, tree plantations and natural resources associated with and derived from forest lands.
Nature of Work
Oversee forests and direct activities on these for economic, recreational, conservational and environmental purposes.
Prepare plan to keep the forests free from disease, harmful insects, damaging wildfires.
Draw up plans to regenerate forested lands, monitor their progress and supervise harvests.
Select and prepare sites for the plantation of new trees, using controlled burning, bulldozers, or herbicides to clear weeds and brush.
Determine methods of cutting and removing timber with minimum waste and environmental damage.
Analyze effect of forest conditions on tree growth rates, tree species prevalence, yield, life duration, seed production, growth viability and germination of different species.
Monitor the sapling to ensure healthy growth and to determine the best time for harvesting.
Plan and manage all these activities while ensuring the conservation wildlife habitats within forests, maintaining water quality and soil stability while conforming to environmental regulations.
FSc. Pre-medical (Bio-Chem-Phy)
Equivalence if other than FSc (A’Level etc..)
Be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Interest towards nature and physical stamina are two most important qualities that one should have as one has to work in farms, fields and forests.
Most of agricultural scientists need an understanding of basic business principles, the ability to apply statistical techniques and the ability to use computers to analyze data and to control biological and chemical processing.
Manufacturers of fertilizers and pesticides
Universities and agricultural development companies