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Conservation Scientists

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.

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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.

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Conservation scientists and foresters work for governments (federal, state, or local), on privately owned lands, or in social advocacy organizations.

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Conservation Scientists

$65,110

AVERAGE ANNUALLY

$30,220

ENTRY LEVEL

$63,750

MID LEVEL

$88,300

EXPERT LEVEL

$31.30

AVERAGE HOURLY

$14.53

ENTRY LEVEL

$30.65

MID LEVEL

$42.45

EXPERT LEVEL

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Projected job openings through 2030

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