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What is a Forestry Manager?

If you enjoy working in the great outdoors, forestry might be the career for you. Chuck Engelhart, Forestry Manager for the Cleveland Metroparks, tells us about his career as a forester and what’s unique about working in a park system.

Chuck Engelhart is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) and an ISA Certified Arborist.

The National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification is one of the most sought-after certifications in the park and recreation profession. According to Recreation Management magazine’s 2008 Salary Survey of more than 2000 individuals in the field, 40 percent of those seeking new certifications cited CPRP as the certification they planned to pursue. CPRP certification is associated with greater career opportunities, higher income potential, and recognition of professional accomplishments. Visit nrpa.org/cprp for more information.

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certification indicates that an arborist has the proper knowledge and skills, and has demonstrated dedication to the profession and to their community. ISA Certified Arborists understand the importance of continued education and how it helps to make the world be a better place, one tree at a time.

The tree care profession has experienced rapid growth over the past decade. ISA credentials help consumers identify qualified, knowledgeable tree care professionals.

For more information about ISA credentials visit http://www.isa-arbor.com/home.aspx.

To learn more about careers in forestry, check out the Forestry and Conservation entry at the Bureau of Labor Statistics site here.

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