Foresters apply scientific expertise to land and natural resource management and are responsible for implementing and supervising natural resource programs in forestry and land use. They combine their knowledge of the biotic components of a forest, namely the trees and other vegetation, with the abiotic components of air, water, and soil to make sound management and planning decisions. There are also a number of urban foresters working for municipalities to manage tree stands and small forested areas within Canada’s towns and cities. (from ECO Canada)

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A bachelor's degree in forestry or forest engineering is usually required, as is registration with a regulatory body except in Manitoba, Prince Edward Island and the Territories. The University of Manitoba does not have a program dedicated to forestry although courses in biological sciences and environmental sciences may be useful. 

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