Soil Conservationist

Plan or develop coordinated practices for soil erosion control, soil or water conservation, or sound land use.

soil conservationist jobsWhat Does Working as a Soil Conservationist Look Like?

When working as a soil conservationist you will most likely:

  • Design and execute soil management strategies such as nutrient management, erosion control, buffers or filter strips.
  • Advise upon and monitor progress on development and building projects to ensure adherence to conservation regulations and requirements.
  • Evaluate areas affected by erosion problems to identify causation and plan solution strategies to repair existing and prevent further damage.
  • Advise land use best practices.

Soil Conservationist Salary and Forecast

People working in soil conservation earn a national median salary of $59,070 (as of 2016). If you work for the military in this capacity, the median salary is even higher: $71,796.

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Job opportunities in the conservation industry are growing at a rate of 5-8%, with North Carolina leading the way with a job opportunity growth rate of 11.10%.

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What Education is Required to Work as a Soil Conservationist?

All of these positions require at least a bachelor’s degree. Most require graduate work or a graduate level certificate. The Graduate Certificate in Military Land Sustainability fills a niche requirement specific to working as a soil conservationist on military lands.

Soil Conservationist Job Opportunities

Wondering where soil conservationists typically work? Explore options at the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Davis, California for details on work detail and typical salaries.

The following are job titles commonly held in this field:

  • Erosion Control Specialist
  • Resource Conservation Specialist
  • Resource Conservationist
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Watershed Program Manager

Explore soil conservationist job opportunities here.

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Build buffers around military bases. Analyse soil and develop strategies for protecting against contamination. Jumpstart your career by applying to the Graduate Certificate in Military Land Sustainability today.

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