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Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences

College of Natural Resources

phone: (208) 885-7952
fax: (208) 885-6564

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1133
Moscow, ID 83844-1133
career possibilities range ecology and management

Career Guide

Here are just a few of the jobs you can get with this degree.

Range conservationist

Manage public land by implementing vegetation and livestock management plans. Improve habitat by addressing endangered species and invasive species impacts. Collaborate with others to solve complex ecosystem issues around the world.

Environmental consultant

Help ensure that environmental regulations are upheld in areas such as construction, land-use change, urban sprawl and agriculture. Make a difference in this fast-growing field by combining your knowledge of regulations with your communication skills.

Restoration ecologist

A branch of ecology, in this field you will focus specifically on renewing and restoring damaged or destroyed ecosystems. A strong background in social science will help you understand the human impact on these ecosystems.

Wildland soil specialist

Study the science of why soil conditions have changed--over years or as a result of fire or human impact—and provide solid information to planners and decision makers about land use, restoration efforts, and conservation planning.

Field botanist

Study the effect of environmental changes on plants and the ability to provide a safe and abundant food supply for humans and animals. Your research could impact policy and land-use practices and help with restoration after fire.

Rangeland livestock manager

Balance factors such as environmental regulations, cattle prices and range policies to manage livestock herds at a financial and environmental profit.

Rangeland economist

Help land investors by providing sound land appraisal, rural development strategies and economic impact data. Understanding of how land-use affects ecology and long-term profitability will enable you to provide accurate and valuable decision-making data to developers and landowners.

Wildlife habitat manager

Animals cannot thrive by themselves. Knowing how changes in the land effects animals, as well as how to restore and conserve land is vital to sustaining animal habitat. Work with animal biologists and other specialists to provide a balanced and sustainable living environment.