Our programs prepare you for jobs that employers are trying to fill — both locally and nationally. While many young people are finding it difficult to move forward with their careers, CTE graduates find themselves in demand.

Environmental Conservation & Forestry

CTE Environmental Conservation & ForestryA two-year program that aligns with the Society of American Foresters Programs in Forest Technology standards and procedures

  • The program emphasizes forest ecology and silviculture, forest management, woods safety, forest land usage, forest protection, fish and wildlife management, forest recreation, trends in urban forestry, and current and emerging environmental conservation issues.
  • Students spend over 75% of their time outdoors in “land labs.” These labs enable students to participate in approved projects that put theory into practice. There are a number of different types of land labs from entrepreneurial endeavors to community service projects.
  • Curriculum includes commencement level math and English language arts.


Certifications & Endorsements
› New York Trained Logger Certification
› First Aid/CPR/AED
› Commercial Driver’s License (CDL-B)
› Land/forest management practices
› Tree identification
› Wildlife identification
› Tree scaling
› Lumber grading
› Timber harvesting
› Reforestation techniques
› Orienteering
› Soil conservation
› Stream bank repair
› Equipment safety and operation
› Utilization/forest products production

Future Possibilities
Students completing the program successfully qualify to work as:
› Entry-level position in forestry/logging industry
› Heavy equipment operator
› Commercial truck driver

Employment opportunities requiring further education:
› Forester
› Environmental Scientist
› Mechanical Engineer

For more information related to Career Opportunities, please visit: CareerZone and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics


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