Rangeland Agrologists work with grazing management of rangelands to establish a framework of rangeland management services to a variety of stakeholders. Ecological field studies pertaining to grazing impact and management and collaborating with various groups are the main focus of this career.
- Provide collaborative extension services and deliver range and riparian management services to grazing management holders, the general public, and other clients.
- Conduct field evaluations to monitor range health, riparian health and grazing management
- Assess grazing dispositions to ensure compliance with allocation of conditions and legislation
- Knowledge in range and riparian health, tame and native ecosystems, and land management practices are required.
- May be required to conduct land evaluations and soil profiles;
- Ability to work with other professionals involved in natural resource management as a means to integrate sustainable uses on rangelands as well as lands for public sale.
- Use of extensive fieldwork, including operating off-road and operating ATV vehicles in remote areas will be required.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Excellent creativity and problem solving skills as well as use of judgement in solving complex issues
- Ability to strive to exceed expectations and maximize resources to achieve results aligned with the goals of the company, department or organization while maintaining accountability to both external, internal stakeholders and colleagues
- Capacity to develop networks to develop close relations and incorporate needs of broad group of stakeholders and ensure client satisfaction
- Build and ensure a collaborative environment and approach to facilitate open communication, influence and strengthen team skills to achieved the desired outcomes.
- Experience in working with rangeland and riparian health assessments an asset
- Recommended experience with using ArcView and GIS mapping softwares.
- Must hold a Class 5 Driver’s License.
An office setting and extensive field work is expected with this career. Travel is required within a region for field activities.
Education and Training:
BSc in Agriculture, Environmental Sciences or a related field is required. Some positions also require a minimum of one to three years experience in rangeland management.
Salary and Wages:
Salaries range from $2,500 to $3,500 bi-weekly. Annual salary is $65,000 to $88,000.