Assess damage. Recommend restoration strategies. Work with the military to ensure vulnerable wildlife populations or plant communities are protected and the environment recovers from operations, development, or past land-disturbing or site degradation activities. Pursue a career as an environmental restoration planner with a specialization in military land sustainability.
Environmental restoration planners collaborate with field and biology staff to oversee the implementation of restoration projects. They research, educate, advise and instruct.
A career as an environmental restoration planner typically involves the following duties:
Environmental restoration planners working with the military take into account past and projected military operations as they develop plans to restore and protect the environment and populations in the various ecosystems affected.
Those working in environmental restoration earn a median salary of $62,820 (as of 2016).
Job opportunities in the conservation industry are growing at a rate of 9-13%, with North Carolina leading the way with a job opportunity growth rate of 16.5%.
Most of these positions require a bachelor’s degree plus some graduate courses or graduate work. The Graduate Certificate in Military Land Sustainability fills a niche requirement specific to working as in this capacity.
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The following are common job titles of people working in the field of environmental restoration:
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