Ames Forester


One of the most important decisions that confronts every forestry student who is completing his formal education is the selection of the particular phase of forestry in which to begin his professional career. In making this all important decision he must gauge each type o£` employment under consideration, by two standards. First, he must look at the long range opportunities for himself and for the profession of forestry in general. Secondly, he must determine to what extent the immediate employment opportunities will broaden his experience and prepare him to take advantage of future opportunities. In the hope that it may prove of some value in helping forestry graduates come to a satisfactory decision with respect to their choice of careers, the following discussion will attempt to present, from these two viewpoints, a general picture of the opportunities in industrial forestry in the Douglas fir region.



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