Conservation Scientist

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Bachelor's Degree

The United States is one of the most biodiverse areas in the world. We enjoy a variety of different ecosystems and benefit from their natural resources—but do you ever wonder what might happen if these resources were depleted? Conservation scientists fight to ensure this never happens. They work with landowners, governments and farmers to protect and preserve natural environments while finding new ways to improve them.

Also known as: Conservationist, Environmental Analyst, Erosion Control Specialist, Land Manager, Land Reclamation Specialist, Land Resource Specialist, Resource Conservation Specialist, Resource Conservationist, Soil Conservationist, Watershed Program Manager, Urban Foresters, Procurement Forester, Conservation Land Manager, Range Manager
Personnel Management
Operations Analysis
Service Orientation
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation
Manage forests and woodlands that humans use for natural resources
Study and evaluate soil /water quality and develop improvement plans
Develop agricultural methods or practices that promote sustainability
Record, map and present data findings using a variety of tools
Ensure natural habitats are being protected in compliance with government regulations
Communicate and advise agricultural managers, government agencies and corporation on best practices
Oversee forest-cleared lands for regeneration
Work in lab, office and outdoor settings

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