Conservation and Environmental Planning

Career Success

The Conservation and Environmental Planning Major provides skills and education for a wide variety of applications. Students can pursue successful careers within government agencies at the local, state or federal level, or in the private market as consultants or technicians. Below are resources pertaining to each specific path.

Conservation and Environmental Planning students and alumni can join a LinkedIn page where we share relevant job postings and remain connected throughout your career journey:

Conservation careers address tasks involving: Invasive species, wildlife management, forestry management, native plantings, seed collection, habitat preservation, data collection and monitoring, prescribed burns or wildfire response, lake and aquatic plant management.

Conservation Job Titles:

Natural Resource Technician
Conservation Officer
Park Ranger
Ecological Restoration Specialist
Wildlife Technician
Environmental Educator
Water Resources Specialist
Land Conservation Associate
Forestry Technician
Field Crew

Check out the resources on the Career Services page and scroll down to find links particular to areas of study including Environmental Science and Conservation as well as Green Jobs.  There are internship opportunities through the CAFES Internship Progam.

Planners are involved with preserving and enhancing the quality of life by promoting sustainable community and economic development, protecting open space and sensitive environmental spaces, preserving historic cultural spaces, preparing for natural hazards and addressing housing issues or issues of equity.

Environmental Planning Job Titles:

Environmental Planner

Assistant Planner
Planning Technician
Community Development Specialist
Code Enforcement Officer
Code Compliance Specialist
Plan Reviewer
Development Specialist
Urban Designer