Land Trust or Preserve Managers

Preserve Manager Surveys Damaged Land

Land trust or preserve managers are part of private and federal efforts to preserve land or water from development; subdivision; pollution; overly heavy recreational, grazing, agricultural, or other use; or other human action. The management tasks of land trusts or preserves vary widely, from monitoring the site, inventorying species, or managing natural resources to specialized conservation and preservation work. Examples of the latter might include conducting controlled burns, re-creating lost or damaged ecosystems, and restoring native plants and animals.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Manage land trusts and preserves by performing a wide range of duties such as monitoring the site, inventorying species, and managing and conserving natural resources
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • Master's Degree
School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Earth Science
Experience Internship; volunteer or part-time experience
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Consultant
  • Land Trust or Preserve Manager
  • Contract or Seasonal Worker
  • Volunteer or Intern