Forestry and Forest Conservation graduates have a wealth of career opportunities open to them because of the interdisciplinary yet applied nature of their education. They are equipped to take on diverse roles including managerial, consultant, research, policy, communications and planning positions in the private, non-profit and public sectors including all levels of government.

Graduates find employment in the forestry industry as well as in non-governmental conservation, sustainable development, international development and environmental organizations at local, national and international levels.


Forest Biomaterial Science graduates are qualified to work in private companies and government organizations that specialize in  the following areas:

  • Development and production of biocomposite materials and bio-based plastics, which are used in automotive, construction and consumer goods, and electronics manufacturing
  • Wood preservation, restoration and design
  • Production of value-added products such as engineered wood, furniture and board manufacturing
  • Traditional forest product production processes including pulp and paper and timber milling
  • Bioenergy development and production

They can also go on to careers in policy analysis, business and economic development.


Forestry and forest conservation graduates go on to successful careers in:

  • Land and forest conservation
  • Sustainable forest management
  • Community forestry
  • Forest governance
  • Tree protection
  • Urban forestry
  • Forest fire control
  • Park planning
  • Forest and ecological restoration
  • Policy analysis and development
  • Forest health promotion
  • International development
  • Sustainable development and planning
  • Geographical information systems
  • Wildlife protection

For more ideas, view a list of employers of graduates from our Master of Forest Conservation program.


Forest Career Resources


Forestry and Forest Conservation Organizations