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Range Managers
District Of Columbia

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Research or study range land management practices to provide sustained production of forage, livestock, and wildlife.

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Currently Employed: 180

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $29.37 - $47.87

Typical Annual Salary: $61,100 - $99,600

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Regulate grazing, and help ranchers plan and organize grazing systems in order to manage, improve and protect rangelands and maximize their use.
  • Measure and assess vegetation resources for biological assessment companies, environmental impact statements, and rangeland monitoring programs.
  • Maintain soil stability and vegetation for non-grazing uses, such as wildlife habitats and outdoor recreation.
  • Mediate agreements among rangeland users and preservationists as to appropriate land use and management.
  • Study rangeland management practices and research range problems to provide sustained production of forage, livestock, and wildlife.
  • Manage forage resources through fire, herbicide use, or revegetation to maintain a sustainable yield from the land.
  • Offer advice to rangeland users on water management, forage production methods, and control of brush.
  • Tailor conservation plans to landowners' goals, such as livestock support, wildlife, or recreation.
  • Plan and direct construction and maintenance of range improvements such as fencing, corrals, stock-watering reservoirs and soil-erosion control structures.
  • Develop technical standards and specifications used to manage, protect and improve the natural resources of range lands and related grazing lands.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Laboratory sifting equipment
  • Permeability testing apparatus
  • Plant samples analysis equipment
  • Plumb bobs
  • Tape measures

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Map creation software
  • Object or component oriented development software

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