Research or study range land management practices to provide sustained production of forage, livestock, and wildlife.
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- Habitat Biologist
- Habitat Management Coordinator
- Land Management Supervisor
- Lands Resource Manager
- Develop new and improved instruments and techniques for activities such as range reseeding.
- Manage private livestock operations.
- Develop methods for protecting range from fire and rodent damage and for controlling poisonous plants.
- Study forage plants and their growth requirements to determine varieties best suited to particular range.
- Plan and implement revegetation of disturbed sites.
- Study grazing patterns to determine number and kind of livestock that can be most profitably grazed and to determine the best grazing seasons.
- Develop technical standards and specifications used to manage, protect and improve the natural resources of range lands and related grazing lands.
- Tailor conservation plans to landowners' goals, such as livestock support, wildlife, or recreation.
- Plan and direct construction and maintenance of range improvements such as fencing, corrals, stock-watering reservoirs and soil-erosion control structures.
- Offer advice to rangeland users on water management, forage production methods, and control of brush.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: RIE.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Investigative and Enterprising environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Working Conditions, but also value Independence and Achievement in their jobs.
- Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
- Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Geography - Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
In 2017, the average annual wage in Pennsylvania was $52,550 with most people making between $26,450 and $82,340
During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 700 people in Pennsylvania. It is projected that there will be 740 employed in 2024.
This occupation will have about 4 openings due to growth and about 26 replacement openings for approximately 30 total annual openings.
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