Environmental Restoration Planners


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+7.8% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Environmental Restoration Planners Do

Collaborate with field and biology staff to oversee the implementation of restoration projects and to develop new products. Process and synthesize complex scientific data into practical strategies for restoration, monitoring or management.

Other Job Titles Environmental Restoration Planners May Have

Coastal and Estuary Specialist, Fisheries Habitat Restoration Specialist, Habitat Restoration Specialist, Marine Habitat Resources Specialist, Restoration Ecologist, Restoration Specialist, Watershed Coordinator

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Habitat Restoration Director ,

Save the Bay

I manage a team of habitat restoration and environmental education professionals to restore native tidal marsh habitat and educate students and members of the public about their local environment. On a day to day basis, that can be anything from joining them in the field to reporting on our work and seeking out new funding and projects to contribute to.

Director of Ecosystems Restoration Programs ,

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council)

I lead a staff supporting the RESTORE Council. I collaborate with diverse groups to conduct large-scale, multi-purpose, multi-agency ecosystem restoration. I lead a team that manages the monitoring and adaptive management strategies for the Council. I communicate our work to other agencies, partners, and stakeholders. I mostly work from my home in Florida. Our home office is in New Orleans and our Council members and stakeholders are all over the Gulf, so I do spend a lot of time traveling.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Develop environmental restoration project schedules and budgets.
  • Create habitat management or restoration plans, such as native tree restoration and weed control.
  • Provide technical direction on environmental planning to energy engineers, biologists, geologists, or other professionals working to develop restoration plans or strategies.
  • Conduct site assessments to certify a habitat or to ascertain environmental damage or restoration needs.
  • Collect and analyze data to determine environmental conditions and restoration needs.

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