Descriptions of Natural Resource Career Opportunities
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Environmental Scientists find solutions to problems, like effects from pollution, and find answers to questions about our surroundings. They design research projects, collect environmental data, analyze numbers, and communicate conclusions.
Biological Scientists study living organisms and their relationship to the environment.
Environmental Consultants conduct field surveys and write technical reports on wetlands areas, habitat restoration, water quality, and other issues.
Wildlife Biologists work with animals and their habitats.
Fisheries Biologists are needed to monitor fish populsations in Peninsula Rivers as well as to help manage hatchery operations. Information is available through the American Fisheries Society.
Water Resource Specialist
Water Resource Specialists assess and manage water quality and quantity.
Wetland Ecologists work with identifying wetlands and providing restoration and mitigation strategies.
Foresters monitor the health of forest stands and manage their harvest.
Information about the Washington Timber Industry is available through the Washington Contract Loggers Association.
Marine Biologists work with a variety of marine species from small invertebrates to migrating whales. Information is available through The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Park Rangers monitor state and federal parks, assisting visitors and enforcing rules.
Soil Conservation Specialist
Soil Conservation Specialists work with farmers and land owners to find ways to better manage soil resources.
Environmental Educators teach others about the science and interconnections of nature.
Geoscientists study physical aspects of Earth and helps other scientists preserve the environment.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has job descriptions and information on job growth and availability.
Geologists study causes to earthquakes, landslides, volcanoes, and other surface related hazards