Land Trust or Preserve Managers


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Land Trust or Preserve Managers

Introduction

Land trust or preserve managers are part of private and federal efforts to preserve land or water from development; subdivision; pollution; overly heavy recreational, grazing, agricultural, or other use; or other human action. The management tasks of land trusts or preserves vary widely, from monitoring the site, inventorying species, or managing natural resources to specialized conservation and preservation work. Examples of the latter might include conducting controlled burns, re-creating lost or damaged ecosystems, and restoring ...

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Median Salary

$61,310

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Employment Prospects

Fair

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Minimum Education Level

Master's Degree


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Experience

Internship


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Skills

Business Management


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Personality Traits

Enterprising

Earnings

Salaries for conservation scientists (an occupation that includes conservation land managers and range managers,) ranged from less than $34,020 to $98,450 or more annually in May 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Median earnings were $61,310. Very experienced managers at large trusts can earn higher salaries—ranging from $75,000 to $100,000 or more.

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Work Environment

Tramping around in the wilderness, inventorying plant and animal species, working outdoors to help develop a natural area—all of these are possibilities for people working in land or water conservation, particularly if they are working as a natural scientist or in support of the scientists. Administrators, communicators, lawyers, and others more often will find themselves in offices, of course,...

Outlook

Right now, the best opportunities appear to be with the private land trusts and national land trust organizations, as opposed to the federal agencies. With little exception, none of the federal agencies is expected to see big growth over the next few years. On the other hand, following the slight slowdowns of the early and late 1990s, the private land trusts are growing. 

Land trusts are...

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