Land Manager

Many of us who are inspired by our public parks and wildernesses eventually seek careers managing those resources. Here I’ll collect what I learn from the land managers I meet and talk with.

Main Attractions

  • Make a difference for the outdoor resources you love
  • Get to know the places you manage in depth

Outdoor Time

  • The jobs with less pay and responsibility tend to have the most outdoor time
  • Opportunities for more outdoor time can be created
  • A large variety of outdoor activities is possible

Challenges

  • Red tape
  • Lack of funding and other resources
  • Accountable to public

Techniques

  • Volunteer to get your foot in the door
  • Take advantage of many available programs
  • Propose a new project or position

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