Career Resources - Conservation Science

Common Job Duties

Manage, improve, and protect natural resources to maximize their use without damaging the environment. May conduct soil surveys and develop plans to eliminate soil erosion or to protect rangelands. May instruct farmers, agricultural production managers, or ranchers in best ways to use crop rotation, contour plowing, or terracing to conserve soil and water; in the number and kind of livestock and forage plants best suited to particular ranges; and in range and farm improvements, such as fencing and reservoirs for stock watering. May plan, develop, and conduct programs to inform public of historical, natural, and scientific features of national, state, or local park.

Career Options

  • Conservation Planner
  • Consultant
  • Environmental Planner
  • Farm/Ranch Manager
  • Groundwater Hydrologist
  • Interpretive Naturalist
  • Land Steward
  • Land Use Planner
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Natural Resource Planner
  • Park Manager
  • Range Conservationist
  • Range Management Specialist
  • Researcher
  • Restoration Ecologist
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Water Conservation Specialist
  • Water Quality Specialist
  • Watershed Planner/Manager
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