Relationship to Other Disciplines

In Ontario, a group of disciplines are/may be engaged in managing urban, crown and rural forests at any given time. Professional Foresters are joined by many disciplines in the planning and execution of activities related to achieving healthy forests.  Each discipline brings a unique skill set to the table. Some of the other disciplines Foresters work with are:

  • Biologists (includes botanists, zoologists, ecologists, wildlife biologists and fisheries biologists)
  • Forest Technicians/Technologists (including those related to forest inventory, forest management,
    botany, zoology, ecology, wildlife, fisheries and forest inventory)
  • Engineers
  • Arborists
  • Landscape Architects
  • Professional Planners
  • Geographic Information System Technicians
  • Policy Development Professionals
  • Remote Sensing Specialists
  • Cartographers
  • Archaeologists
  • Geologists
  • Researchers

Although not a discipline in itself, Profession Foresters are also often required to work with the general public during the planning, delivery and reporting of forest management activities.  Examples of this may include working with members of a Local Citizens Committee, a Forest Certification Advisory Group or the general public attending information sessions or open houses.