Projected Growth: Average
Projected Job Openings
Considerable Preparation Needed
Your job is to Research or study range land management practices to provide sustained production of forage, livestock, and wildlife.
Common job titles of Range Managers include:
Experience and Education
A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for this occupation. For example, a person in this occupation must complete four years of college and work for several years in industry to be considered qualified.
71.77% said they needed a Bachelor's Degree.
11.37% said they needed a Master's Degree.
Regulate grazing, and help ranchers plan and organize grazing systems in order to manage, improve and protect rangelands and maximize their use.
Manage private livestock operations.
Measure and assess vegetation resources for biological assessment companies, environmental impact statements, and rangeland monitoring programs.
Study forage plants and their growth requirements to determine varieties best suited to particular range.
Study grazing patterns to determine number and kind of livestock that can be most profitably grazed and to determine the best grazing seasons.
Tailor conservation plans to landowners' goals, such as livestock support, wildlife, or recreation.
Offer advice to rangeland users on water management, forage production methods, and control of brush.
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.
Maintain soil stability and vegetation for non-grazing uses, such as wildlife habitats and outdoor recreation.
Develop methods for protecting range from fire and rodent damage and for controlling poisonous plants.
Plan and implement revegetation of disturbed sites.
Develop technical standards and specifications used to manage, protect and improve the natural resources of range lands and related grazing lands.
Plan and direct construction and maintenance of range improvements such as fencing, corrals, stock-watering reservoirs and soil-erosion control structures.
Mediate agreements among rangeland users and preservationists as to appropriate land use and management.
Develop new and improved instruments and techniques for activities such as range reseeding.
Soil sampling scoops
Quadrat framesAll Tools
Plant canopy analyzers
Laser plumb bobs
Global positioning system GPS devices
Compact digital cameras
Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
ESRI ArcGIS software
Practical extraction and reporting language Perl
The MathWorks MATLABAll Technologies
Aquatic Plant Information Retrieval System APIRS
Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment AGWA
Clark Labs IDRISI Selva
Data mining software
Database for Inventory, Monitoring and Assessment DIMA
ESSA Technologies Path Landscape Model
ESSA TechnologiesTool for Exploratory Landscape Scenario Analyses TELSA
FEAT/Firemon integrated FFI
Fire Spread Probability FSPro
Fuel Characteristic Classification System FCCS
Geographic resources analysis support system GRASS
GNU Image Manipulation Program GIMP
Leica Geosystems ERDAS IMAGINE
National Resources Conservation Service Ecological Site Information System ESIS
National Resources Conservation Service Grazing Spatial Analysis Tool
National Resources Conservation Service Web Soil Survey WSS
RSAC Riparian Mapping Tool
Satellite image databases
The Nature Conservancy Weed Information Management System WIMS
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Livestock and Environment Toolbox LEAD
University of Arizona RangeView
USDA ARS Database for Inventory, Monitoring and Assessment DIMA
USDA NRCS Soil Data Viewer
USDA NRCS VegSpec
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Management of Personnel Resources
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Teaching others how to do something.
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension
Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension
Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression
Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Problem Sensitivity
Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning
Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression
Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
Law and Government
Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Administration and Management
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Public Safety and Security
Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.