Foresters spend their days supervising activities like selecting and preparing sites for planting new trees as well as using things like controlled burning, machinery and chemicals to clear forest areas. If you choose to be a forester, you might be responsible for helping to regenerate forest areas as well as help to prevent forest fires.
Foresters tend to work on government-owned land, for private individuals or for social advocacy groups. National parks often employ foresters, and they may also work with lawmakers regarding sustainable land use. If you are a forester, you might work in an office or in a laboratory as well as in the field. Forester work can be physically difficult and may involve working in inclement weather. Risks include walking through dense woods and dealing with insect bites and poisonous plants.