Environmental Restoration Planner

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.

work in environmental restoration jobsWhat Does Working as an Environmental Restoration Planner Look Like?

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:

  • Conduct site assessments, collecting and analyzing the data required to assess environmental conditions and restoration needs.  
  • Articulate and present recommendations for restoration of environmental conditions.
  • Develop plans for and sometimes execute environmental restoration projects, using appropriate scientific models and software to communicate requirements and processes involved.
  • Communicate findings of environmental studies or proposals for environmental remediation to other restoration professionals.

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.

Environmental Restoration Planner Salary and Forecast

Those working in environmental restoration earn a median salary of $62,820 (as of 2016).

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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%.

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What Education is Required to Work as an Environmental Restoration Planner?

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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Environmental Restoration Planner Job Opportunities

Looking for real life examples of environmental restoration and the military in action?

Learn how military bases are becoming more aware of past, present and potential damage to the environment and the ecosystems on and surrounding military bases, and find out how environmental restoration experts are working with the military to repair damage and prevent future problems.

The following are common job titles of people working in the field of environmental restoration:

  • Restoration Ecologist
  • Director Forest Restoration Institute
  • Director River Restoration
  • Fish and Wildlife Biologist
  • Endangered Species Conservation and Recovery
  • Fisheries Habitat Restoration Specialist
  • Marine Habitat Resource Specialist
  • Ecosystem Restoration Specialist

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