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Environmental Restoration Planners

Also called: Coastal and Estuary Specialist, Habitat Restoration Specialist, Marine Habitat Resources Specialist, Restoration Ecologist

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What they do:
Collaborate with field and biology staff to oversee the implementation of restoration projects and to develop new products. Process and synthesize complex scientific data into practical strategies for restoration, monitoring or management.
On the job, you would:
  • Develop environmental restoration project schedules and budgets.
  • Provide technical direction on environmental planning to energy engineers, biologists, geologists, or other professionals working to develop restoration plans or strategies.
  • Create habitat management or restoration plans, such as native tree restoration and weed control.

Knowledge

Math and Science
  • biology
  • geography
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • design
  • computers and electronics
Business
  • management

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software Hot Technology
  • Geographic information system GIS software Hot Technology
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$73,230
$42,960
$129,450
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