Range Manager

Do you understand the value of realistic military training grounds? Interested in preserving military ranges with an eye on conservation and wildlife preservation? If so, you may want to pursue a career as a sustainable range manager for military lands.

range managerWhat Does Working as a Range Manager Look Like?

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) ranges are essential for troop training exercises. Sustainable range managers ensure these assets are preserved and maintained for the sake of realistic training and conservation of range wildlife and ecology.

A career in range management typically entails:

  • Measure and assess range health, including vegetation and wildlife.
  • Maintain soil stability and vegetation for military training.
  • Negotiate agreements between military operations personnel and conservationists as to appropriate land use.  
  • Manage forage resources through controlled burns, use of herbicides and pesticides or revegetation efforts.

Range Manager Salary and Forecast

Those working as a range manager earn a national median salary of $59,070 (as of 2016).

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Job opportunities in the sustainable range management industry are growing at a rate of 5-8%, with North Carolina leading the way with a job opportunity growth rate of 11.1%.

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What Education is Required to Work as a Range Manager?

Most of these positions require at least a bachelor’s degree, and about 10% require a master’s degree. The Graduate Certificate in Military Land Sustainability fills a niche requirement specific to working as a range manager on military lands.

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Range Manager Job Opportunities

Interested in learning what sustainable range management opportunities are available? The sustainable management of military ranges is critical to Department of Defense’s ability to continue use of its assets while complying with the nation’s environmental laws. Explore opportunities all over the country through the Department of Defense.

The following a job titles commonly held in this field:

  • Range Manager
  • Grassland Conservationist
  • Habitat Management Coordinator
  • Land Management Supervisor
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Natural Resource Specialist
  • Range Technician
  • Rangeland Management Specialist
  • Resource Manager
  • Range Specialist

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Ready to Get Started?

Ready to protect and manage military ranges? Apply now to get the education required for a purposeful career in range management.

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