Your Career: Forester

Bear Creek Educational Forest
Posted at 6:53 AM, Oct 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-22 04:44:33-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- If you love the great outdoors, foresting may be the career path for you.

Foresters have a broad range of duties including managing conservation efforts, assessing forest damaged by wildfire insects or logging and monitoring compliance with government and fire regulations. 

Senior Forester Tom Gilpin joined us on WTXL Sunrise for another edition of Your Career.

Gilpin has worked with the Florida Forest Service for more than 25 years, and his career as a forester spans four decades. He says in addition to the love of the great outdoors, foresters must be physically fit, hold a Bachelors degree in the field and  be licensed by the state.

Gilpin is stationed at Bear Creek Educational Forest in Lake Talquin State Forest.

The Bear Creek Educational Forest 10 year anniversary celebration is Saturday, October 24, from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Everything is at Bear Creek Educational Forest, which is five miles south of Quincy on County Road 267.

It's free to take part and all are invited.

For more information, call (850) 681-5892 or click here.