CAREER

Range Managers

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$64,020

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+5.1% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree

Career

What Range Managers Do

Research or study range land management practices to provide sustained production of forage, livestock, and wildlife.

Other Job Titles Range Managers May Have

Conservationist, Land Management Supervisor, Natural Resource Manager, Natural Resource Specialist, Range Management Specialist, Range Technician, Rangeland Management Specialist, Rangeland Technician, Refuge Manager, Resource Manager

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Regulate grazing, such as by issuing permits and checking for compliance with standards, and help ranchers plan and organize grazing systems to manage, improve, protect, and maximize the use of rangelands.
  • Manage forage resources through fire, herbicide use, or revegetation to maintain a sustainable yield from the land.
  • Coordinate with federal land managers and other agencies and organizations to manage and protect rangelands.
  • Measure and assess vegetation resources for biological assessment companies, environmental impact statements, and rangeland monitoring programs.
  • Maintain soil stability and vegetation for non-grazing uses, such as wildlife habitats and outdoor recreation.

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