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THS loggers chopping wood in the field

In Oregon, nearly 50 percent of our state's 61 million acres is forestland. Our forests supply renewable resources for lumber, paper and heating, along with jobs that support families and communities. They also provide us with an active playground and a quiet retreat.

THS Forestry courses help students understand the environmental, economic and social importance of Oregon’s forests and watersheds as well as the hands-on principles behind sustainable forest management and watershed habitat restoration. Students in this learning pathway also participate in site tours of our partners in the forest products industry in addition to river and stream site visits.

Learning Outcomes

  • Instill knowledge of forestry principles including ecology, tree identification, forest management techniques, and sustainable practices.
  • Practice safe, legal, and ethical working habits to ensure personal well being and the well being of others while working in forested environments.
  • Develop communication and collaboration techniques to effectively interact with colleagues, stakeholders, and the public about forestry practices and policies.
  • Learn about the latest industry technology.

Possibilities After Graduation

Classes in the pathway include: Beginning Forestry, Watershed, Forestry 2, Advanced Forestry.

Career possibilities include: Field Forester, Wildlife biologist, Wildland firefighter, Ecologist, Recreation Manager, Logging Crew, Log Truck Driver, MEchanic, Nursery Manager, Mill Operator, Millwright, Water Resource Technician. 

Annual Salary Range: $25,000 - $150,000+

Industry Advisory Board

Thank you to the following business partners who support our teachers and help to ensure that students are prepared for their post-secondary and career plans after high school.

  • Papé
  • Oregon State University

Future Careers in Oregon

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Get employment figures, education requirements, and how much a job pays.