A natural resource manager is responsible for overseeing and implementing sustainability and conservation strategies. They do what they do to protect wildlife, trees, plants, soil, and water. Their work is done on parks, historic sites, construction sites, and mining sites. Natural resources managers work around human activities that may benefit or harm the natural environment. As a natural resource manager, you oversee conservation activities and ensure they are compliant with government laws and regulations. You also help develop plans for land use. Foresters, wildlife managers, parks managers, etc., are specialized natural resource managers.
Since it is a broad discipline, natural resource managers must have at least a bachelor's degree in any related field. Experience in a natural resources setting is also required. Natural resource managers work in private industries, academic institutions, government agencies, and regulatory bodies. They earn an hourly rate of $58 and an average gross salary of $119,938.