Natural Resources Management



Careers in Natural Resources Management include:

  • Wildlife technician
  • Fishery technician
  • Park technician
  • Naturalist
  • Conservation law enforcement
  • Roadside manager
  • Soil conservation technician
  • Environmental consultant
  • Forestry

To increase your employment opportunities and be competitive in your future career, it is recommended that you continue to a four-year degree program.

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Forest and Conservation Technicians $28,600 $41,900 $48,500
Foresters $36,300 $52,300 $60,400
Soil and Water Conservationists and Park Naturalists $33,500 $55,200 $66,100

Source: 2018 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development


The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
County Secondary Roads Many Iowa locations
Iowa County Conservation Boards Many Iowa locations
Iowa Department of Natural Resources Many Iowa locations
North Dakota Parks and Recreation North Dakota
Pheasant Forever Iowa and South Dakota
Stantec Environmental Services Many U.S. locations
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Many U.S. locations
U.S. Forest Service Many U.S. locations
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Many Wisconsin locations
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