Wildlife/Fisheries Manager

  • Academics

Environmental Restoration Planners


Median wages


Collaborate with field and biology staff to oversee the implementation of restoration projects and to develop new products. Process and synthesize complex scientific data into practical strategies for restoration, monitoring or management.
  • Collect and analyze data to determine environmental conditions and restoration needs. 
  • Develop and communicate recommendations for landowners to maintain or restore environmental conditions. 
  • Plan environmental restoration projects, using biological databases, environmental strategies, and planning software. 
  • Communicate findings of environmental studies or proposals for environmental remediation to other restoration professionals. 
  • Conduct site assessments to certify a habitat or to ascertain environmental damage or restoration needs. 
  • Develop environmental restoration project schedules and budgets. 
  • Create habitat management or restoration plans, such as native tree restoration and weed control. 
  • Supervise and provide technical guidance, training, or assistance to employees working in the field to restore habitats. 
  • Apply for permits required for the implementation of environmental remediation projects. 
  • Create diagrams to communicate environmental remediation planning using geographic information systems (GIS), computer-aided design (CAD), or other mapping or diagramming software. 
  • Identify short- and long-term impacts of environmental remediation activities. 
  • Provide technical direction on environmental planning to energy engineers, biologists, geologists, or other professionals working to develop restoration plans or strategies. 
  • Conduct environmental impact studies to examine the ecological effects of pollutants, disease, human activities, nature, and climate change. 
  • Conduct feasibility and cost-benefit studies for environmental remediation projects. 
  • Review existing environmental remediation designs. 
  • Develop natural resource management plans, using knowledge of environmental planning or state and federal environmental regulatory requirements.
  • Identify environmental mitigation alternatives, ensuring compliance with applicable standards, laws, or regulations. 
  • Inspect active remediation sites to ensure compliance with environmental or safety policies, standards, or regulations. 
  • Create environmental models or simulations, using geographic information system (GIS) data and knowledge of particular ecosystems or ecological regions. 
  • Notify regulatory or permitting agencies of deviations from implemented remediation plans. 
  • Develop environmental management or restoration plans for sites with power transmission lines, natural gas pipelines, fuel refineries, geothermal plants, wind farms, or solar farms. 
  • Plan or supervise environmental studies to achieve compliance with environmental regulations in construction, modification, operation, acquisition, or divestiture of facilities such as power plants. 
  • Analytical or scientific software — HEC-RAS; IWR-PLAN
  • Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD 
  • Data base user interface and query software — Microsoft Access
  • Desktop publishing software — Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign 
  • Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat 
  • Electronic mail software — Email software
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software
  • Map creation software — ESRI ArcGIS software  ; ESRI ArcMap
  • Mobile location based services software — Global positioning system GPS software
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint 
  • Project management software — Microsoft Project  ; Microsoft SharePoint 
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel 
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word

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  • Cleveland Bradley Business Incubator
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  • Your Skills. Your Future.
  • OneSource
  • Cleveland State Sustainability Initiative
  • TBR The College System of Tennessee
  • TN eCampus
  • Tennessee Transfer Pathway