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Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management

Permanent jobs and summer internships are available to qualified students!

The Applied Forest Management Program is designed to prepare students for careers in forestry. Students in the program study basic forestry, such as tree identification, tree measurement, forest ecology and silviculture, and then choose a concentration in either forest management or wildland firefighting. UMFK faculty members have worked closely with forestry professionals in industry, forest management and the Maine Forest Service to develop a curriculum that satisfies the needs of the employer.

Graduates find work as forest technicians, foresters, and forest rangers. Many graduates work in forest operations and several are GIS specialists. Potential employers include consulting foresters; land management companies; forest industry; and the forestry, conservation, and agriculture departments of the state and federal governments. Presently, the job-to-student ratio is very high, and a number of UMFK students have received permanent job offers prior to their graduation. Summer internships also are numerous.