Anyone interested in working in natural resources will benefit from this concise, practical introduction to the professions of forestry, fisheries, wildlife, and range management. Drawing on his nearly two decades of teaching, advising, and recruiting, the author helps readers transform their desire for an interesting and meaningful career into a purposeful and efficient path to obtaining the appropriate education, training, and experience.The logical organization and reader-friendly presentation orient readers to natural resources career possibilities, job descriptions and responsibilities, educational requirements, and potential employers. A chapter on the history of the conservation movement and the science of ecology adds context, while a capstone chapter offers real-world advice on topics such as interviewing, developing communication skills, acquiring field skills, and outdoor safety. Abundant photos enliven the discussions, while exercises provide opportunities for readers to explore, practice, and apply chapter content.
Each volume in this series offers an overview of a career category followed by a selection of jobs, profiled in detail. Each profile discusses the nature of the job, earnings, prospects for employment what kind of training and skills it requires and sources for further information.
The article presents an interview with Sustainable EnvironmentalConsultants' president John Harsch, who discusses challenges to being a successful company, educational material as U.S Composting Council's useful features and the quality and consistency of compost.