Forestry Technology & Timber Management

Issues related to Forestry Safety

Forestry | Continuing Education & Certification

When you graduate in the Forestry Technology Program at CLTCC, your career is just beginning!  As you walk down the aisle to receive your certificate, you realize that your hard work finally paid off. This is not the end of the trail, but a bright beginning to the world of Forestry.  Your education opens doors to many excellent opportunities.

As you continue to grow in your career and gain experience, you will have even more opportunities to earn professional certifications.

Making Your Web Search Easier

When searching the World Wide Web (www) for information, there are a few tips that can expedite your search and make it easier.

  1. Use META search engine such as DOGPILE.  META SEARCH meaning that it gets results from multiple search engines and directories and then presents them combined to the user.  The engines searched include algorithmic results from Google, Yahoo and Ask Jeeves, sponsored listings from Google, Overture and Looksmart, and other listings from About and Dogpile's own "web search picks."

  2. Search phrases by keeping words together.  type: "arc welding"  NOT arc welding. Use quotation marks to keep words together.

  3. Search within your results: Right now you might be thinking, 'What? No way!  How am I going to narrow down my results. Well have no fear - I've got a little secret for you: When you need to narrow or modify results, simple add another search term to the box.

  4. Limit the search to one website.  Often you have an idea of a great website, but there is no search box on the website -- you don't know where to look -- Don't waste time.  This is how you find quality information quickly.  If you want to find a video on the American Welding Society's website, your search should look like this: search term followed by site:www.nameofsite....

    Search box:  video

Growing forests for our future


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Growing Forests for Our Future!

Foresters: Growing Forests for Our Future is a fast-paced portrait of the forestry profession in America today. You'll hear from an urban forester, and industrial forester, a forestry educator, a seed nursery manager, fire management professionals, researchers, private consultants, and more. Compelling, real-life stories illustrate how foresters protect forest values such as wildlife habitat, water quality, and recreation, while producing timber for homes and other wood products.!

Forestry Standards & Guidelines

Council of the Society of American Foresters i| Standards of Practice

Every Certified Forester and applicant for Certified Forester status agrees to:

  1. Follow all applicable regulations governing environmental quality and management of forest resources.

  2. Inform prospective clients or employers of the importance of conserving forest resources.

  3. Maintain environmental quality in management recommendations to prospective clients or employers.

  4. Refrain from misrepresenting or pursuing business or management practices that are detrimental to the goals of a prospective client or employer.

  5. Refrain from providing professional opinions or recommendations for areas of expertise in which the Certified Forester is not qualified and refer clients or employers to qualified professionals when such expertise is lacking.

  6. Use only truthful and clear statements in any advertising or statement of qualifications.

  7. Refrain from misrepresenting CF certification, or one's individual CF status, including misuse of application status, trademark, certificate, or other related credentials.

  8. Refrain from any misrepresentation on an application; willful submission of incorrect information in recertification; or failure to include relevant information in any communication to the Certification Review Board (CRB).

  9. Meet all requirements to maintain certification.

    Further, every CF and CF applicant agrees that violation of the standards listed above may be a basis for adverse action, including denial or revocation of certification or recertification, in accordance with Certification Review Board (CRB) Administrative Rules, and that:

  10. Certification may be suspended, and may be revoked pending review by the CRB, following final action resulting in revocation or suspension of a CF's state forestry registration or licensing credential, or related professional credential or professional membership;

  11. A conviction of, plea of guilty to, or plea of nolo contendere to a felony related to forestry practices or to public health or welfare or misdemeanor that relates directly to forestry practices, is grounds for denial, revocation, or suspension of certification; and that

  12. The CF shall report any revocation, suspension, conviction, or plea as described above to SAF within thirty (30) days of the final action. An individual convicted of such a felony or misdemeanor may be ineligible to apply for certification or recertification for a period of three (3) years from the exhaustion of appeals, probation, parole, or final release from confinement (if any) whichever is later.

Adopted by the Council of the Society of American Foresters in 1994. Document revised April 2003; September 2005; and March 2010 by the Certification Review Board.