Habitat Restoration Specialist

The job of a habitat restoration specialist is to work together with a team of ecological professionals to bring damaged natural habitats back to their original state or as close to their original state as possible. The job of restoring natural habitats is often extremely difficult because of the fact that the human population on earth has negatively impacted so many habitats and natural resources that it is sometimes difficult if not impossible to repair them because the extensive damage and destruction that man has created. As Wikipedia.org states environmental restoration is often neglected or of a low priority. Habitat restoration is also usually a low-funded endeavor and can be an extremely time-consuming undertaking. Nonetheless there are habitat restoration specialists who are dedicated to their professions and work diligently to plant trees and plants eliminate environmental hazards that exist within natural habitats re-populate areas with wildlife and lobby for laws to protect habitats from further destruction. Habitat restoration specialists spend a great deal of their careers conducting research and making observations in outdoor environments so they may work outdoors in inclement weather in remote locations and in areas that are not easily accessible. However some work is also completed indoors – – either in a laboratory setting or in an office. Most habitat restoration specialists have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree but many have a master’s degree or Ph.D. Those with a Ph.D. often teach college-level courses related to environmental science. Ehow.com reports that the National Association of Colleges and Employers lists the average starting salary for habitat restoration specialists as $35160. However the Bureau of Labor Statistics states that habitat restoration specialists can earn above $100000 per year after they are established in their careers.

Education Required: Bachelor's Degree
Avg Salary: $67580
High Salary: $100000
Low Salary: $35160
Tasks: Comes up with unique solutions for natural habitats that are in need of restoration.
Brings natural habitats back to their original states.
Conducts research in outdoor environments.
Finds solutions to hazards that impact natural habitats.
Also Called: Natural Resource Restoration Specialist
Environmental Remediation Specialist
Ecological Restoration Specialist
Environmental Restoration Specialist
Additional Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_restoration