Conservation Scientists

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Conservations scientists preserve, improve, and protect natural resources to maximize their use without a negative effect on the environment. They may survey soil and create plans to eliminate erosion or to protect rangelands. May also advise farmers, agricultural production managers, or ranchers in best practices for crop rotation, contour, plowing, or terracing to conserve soil and water; in the amount and diversity of livestock and forage plants best suited to specific areas; and in range and farm improvements, such as fencing and reservoirs for stock watering.

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Required Education

Bachelor's degree
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