Natural Resources Careers

Career Paths

The Natural Resources degree program prepares graduate for numerous career opportunities, including:

  • Environmental or Science Educator
  • Forest/Rangeland/Wildlife Ecologist
  • GIS Systems Specialist
  • Naturalist
  • Riparian/Watershed Specialist
  • Wetlands Restoration Specialist
  • Interpreter or Recreation Guide
  • Wildland Law Enforcement Officer

Natural Resources graduates find employment with public land management agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in a wide variety of settings such as environmental groups, legislative bodies concerned with land use policy and law, public relations organizations and a range of public education activities. Career opportunities may vary depending on the specialty option chosen.

To explore more forestry-related career paths, check out the Find Your Path booklet by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI).