Forests, meadows, rivers, and streams--and the wildlife they shelter--are systems with many complex parts. It is the job of forest and conservation workers to make sure that those parts mesh smoothly and remain in balance.
Formal technical training is almost always required, especially for specific duties such as diagnosing and treating diseased trees. While other duties, such as planting food plots for wildlife, require at least a high school degree.
Parks departments, game commissions, and other agencies have jobs for such workers.
So, too, do wood, paper, and logging companies, many of which own and manage their own wood lots.
Working in remote locations without direct supervision for extended periods is usually part of the job. But for those who love the outdoors, being able to spend time alone with all the beauty nature offers is one of the joys of being a forest and conservation worker.