Land Trust or Preserve Managers

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 doing controlled burnings, re-creating lost or damaged ecosystems, and restoring native plants and animals.

Quick Facts
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
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Education and Training
  • Master's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Earth Science
Experience Any experience one can obtain in the field of land management—such as an internship, volunteering, or a part-time job—will be useful
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
Licensure/Certification None
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Consultant
  • Land Trust or Preserve Manager
  • Contract or Seasonal Worker
  • Volunteer or Intern