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Environmental Restoration Planner

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Bachelor's degree

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What They Do

Environmental Restoration Planners Career Video

About This Career

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

This career is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics cluster Science and Mathematics pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Develops environmental restoration project schedules and budgets.
  • Provides technical direction on environmental planning to energy engineers, biologists, geologists, or other professionals working to develop restoration plans or strategies.
  • Conducts site assessments to certify a habitat or to ascertain environmental damage or restoration needs.
  • Creates habitat management or restoration plans, such as native tree restoration and weed control.
  • Collects and analyzes data to determine environmental conditions and restoration needs.
  • Supervises and provides technical guidance, training, or assistance to employees working in the field to restore habitats.
  • Plans environmental restoration projects, using biological databases, environmental strategies, and planning software.
  • Communicates findings of environmental studies or proposals for environmental remediation to other restoration professionals.
  • Applies for permits required for the implementation of environmental remediation projects.
  • Develops natural resource management plans, using knowledge of environmental planning or state and federal environmental regulatory requirements.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly at a distance
  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

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


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