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What's it like?
You would do practical work to look after the countryside and conserve wildlife and habitats.
You’d repair paths, fences and signs to assist people who visit the countryside. When you speak with the public and answer questions about the wildlife and landscapes you’d be able to convey your enthusiaism about the natural environment.
- Plan and create habitats to conserve plants, animals and birds
- Plant trees, manage ponds and other practical tasks
- Do field surveys to monitor changes in the environment
- Patrol sites to help visitors and to discourage poaching or damage
- Give talks and lead guided walks
- Manage exhibitions and resource centres
- Take part in community projects
- Work with local landowners and businesses whose activities may affect the environment
- Keep records and write reports
As you would be using tools ands and equipment you would need an awareness of health and safety issues.
You could specialise in habitat management, fieldwork or education, or focus on managing certain types of habitat such as waterways, coasts or moorlands.
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