A career in conservation and land management gives you the opportunity to have a direct impact on how we use or preserve environmental resources.
What is conservation and land management?
Conservation and land management is all about understanding and managing natural environments.
This can involve managing the use of land to reduce the impact of civilisation as well as rehabilitation of land that has been disturbed for some reason.
What do conservation and land managers do?
Conservation and land managers conduct site assessments to gain an understanding of the local environment. This can include wildlife studies and flora identification. They also work with community groups and industry to implement conservation strategies.
Conservation and land managers implement Indigenous land management techniques and monitor and manage water sources.
Where do conservation and land managers work?
Conservation and land managers work in government, community and industry in areas including:
- national parks,
- Parks Victoria,
- Department of Sustainability and Environment,
- local councils,
- tourism operators,
- not for profit conservation and land care groups, and
- educational institutions.
What type of person do I need to be?
Conservation and land management might be for you, if you:
- love the outdoors,
- are passionate about the environment,
- have strong communication skills, and
- enjoy working as part of a team.