Working Conditions in Labor-Intensive Forestry Jobs in Oregon
Forestry workers in labor-intensive jobs have long been an important, yet under recognized, component of forest management on both public and private lands. These workers perform strenuous, seasonal activities, such as planting and maintaining tree seedlings, thinning small trees, piling and burning brush and fighting wildland fires. They also play a major role in forest and watershed restoration. The study summarized here asked: (1) How do forestry workers in labor-intensive jobs construct their work lives to address the seasonality of forest work? (2) What are the working conditions of forest workers in labor-intensive jobs, and how do these conditions differ across ethnic groups?
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