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Conservation Scientists

Manage, improve, and protect natural resources to maximize their use without damaging the environment. May conduct soil surveys and develop plans to eliminate soil erosion or to protect rangelands. May instruct farmers, agricultural production managers, or ranchers in best ways to use crop rotation, contour plowing, or terracing to conserve soil and water; in the number and kind of livestock and forage plants best suited to particular ranges; and in range and farm improvements, such as fencing and reservoirs for stock watering.

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Wages

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  • Lower Income Salary $32k
  • Median Income Salary$56k
  • Upper Income Salary $92k

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Education Pathway

High school courses

  • Below A rigorous high school STEM education - versus the minimum required for graduation - prepares students to come up with creative solutions to tough problems, better preparing them for college and new careers.

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Degree Levels Offered

    • Animal and Rangeland Sci MS
    • Bachelor of Arts - Integrative Studies - Natural R
    • Forest Management & Ecology BS
    • Rangeland Ecology and Mgmt BS
    • Wildlife Ecol Conservatn BS
    • Animal and Rangeland Sci PhD
    • Bachelor of Arts - Natural Resources
    • Natural Resource Env Sci MS
    • Renewable Energy-AAS

Education by degree The following are the total graduates from all the Nevada System of Higher Education institutions in 2014-2015 school year.

  • 2

    Associate's Degree

  • 72

    Bachelor's Degree

  • 1

    Doctoral Degree (academic)

  • 5

    Master's Degree