Forest Manager

Working as a forest manager, you'll have the responsibility of managing designated forest/woodland areas and will oversee activities such as timber production, conservation and recreation. You'll manage other associated matters, such as commercial interests, biodiversity and public access.

Career Options

  • - Forester - Forest Range Officer - Lecturers - Forestry Technicians - Forest Officer - Forestry Staff - Forest Professionals - Natural Resource Technician - Operations Forester - Senior Forestry Consultant - Foresters Silviculturist - Field Investigator - Sales/Business Development Officer - Teacher or Lecturer - Auditor - Forestry

Educational Qualifications

  • 12th examination, minimum of 50% in aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology from a recognized board.

Personal Skills

  • - Good physical fitness - Good team working skills - Organisational ability - Good communication - Leadership ability - Numeracy - The aptitude to achieve commercial outcomes - An understanding of the need to deliver a cost-effective
  • quality service

Courses to be pursued

  • - B.Sc in Forestry - B.Sc in Wildlife - Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Tree Improvement and Genetic Resources - Bachelor of Science (B.Sc – Hons) in Forestry

Top Colleges

  • Poornima University Address: Plot No. IS-2027-2031, Ramchandrapura, P.O. Vidhani Vatika, Sitapura, Extension, Jaipur, Rajasthan 303905 Phone: 088756 66617 Website:
  • BML Munjal University Address: National Highway 8 67 KM Milestone, Gurgaon, Haryana 122413 Phone: 1800 103 6888 Website:

Working Conditions

As a forest/woodland manager, you'll need to advise clients on good forestry practice and provide a contract service to woodland owners, including those interested in acquiring land for establishment of new forests advise woodland owners on the most appropriate tree species and on budgeting, public access, ecological surveys and forest certification. They plan and implement annual work programmes and ensure the effective use of resources to meet the current objectives of the forest area.

Top Companies

  • Forest Research Institute, Address: P.O. New Forest- Dehradun (India) Phone : +91 135-2755277 Website:
  • Wagner Forest Management Address: 150 Orford Rd, Lyme, NH 03768, USA Phone: +1 603-795-2002

Successful Persons

Frank Clark

Frank Clark is a former footballer and forest manager and the former chairman of Nottingham Forest. After retiring from football, he managed Nottingham forest as a manager between 1993 and 1996.

Gary Nicholas Brazil

Gary Nicholas Brazil is a former professional football player, who is currently the academy manager of Nottingham Forest.

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