What do they do? Raise the necessary support, in cash or in kind (donations of services, equipment, etc.), to promote urban and rural forestry programs.

Description: When it comes to expanding the forest, the best intentions and most brilliant concepts are futile without the resources necessary to carry them to fruition. Those working in fund raising and resource development play a critical role in helping forestry programs meet their goals. Management, marketing, and technology skills are all vital components of raising and tracking funds.

Education: Four-year degree. Many working in the upper ranks of fund raising have obtained master’s degrees.

Salary: Begins in the mid-$30,000s and can rise to six figures with increased fund-raising responsibility and size of organization.