Natural Resource Manager

Summary

Natural resource managers develop conservation plans for nature reserves, land and other natural resources, so that people can use these resources in an ecologically sustainable way.

Duties & Tasks

Natural resource managers may perform the following tasks:

  • assess techniques for flora and fauna conservation
  • monitor components of the environment, such as soil, water and air
  • develop practical solutions for environmental management and rehabilitation
  • develop techniques to ensure the development and use of vital land and water resources is ecologically sustainable
  • undertake plant and animal pest management
  • undertake bush regeneration activities
  • work with land managers to improve biodiversity on private lands
  • organise geological, plant and animal research
  • undertake laboratory work
  • develop resource management policy
  • work with government and environmental groups
  • run community education programmes.

Personal Requirements

  • interested in conservation and management of the environment
  • aptitude for science
  • good oral and written communication skills
  • able to work indoors and outdoors
  • patient and able to persevere
  • good project management skills.

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