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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.


SOC Code 19-1031 - Conservation Scientists is a a final level code of the “Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 22,070 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $32.23 and average Annual Wage of $67,040.

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Occupation Examples

  • Conservation Science Officer
  • Conservation Scientist
  • Grassland Conservationist
  • Land Reclamation Specialist
  • Land Resource Specialist
  • Range Conservationist
  • Range Ecologist
  • Range Scientist
  • Resource Conservationist
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Water Conservationist

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