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Landscape Management

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Working in Landscape Management; this is similar to countryside management (see more about this here) but is focusing specifically on  the whole landscape and ecosystems rather than a solitary site.  This could be providing expert opinion on the landscape type (e.g. moorland, agriculture) to interested parties, running a project to enhance and promote a landscape type covering everything from initial project set up to writing and presenting a final report on the success (or otherwise) of the project. Expect to include elements of ecology and biodiversity, countryside management, arboriculture and agriculture.

Practical roles are also available.

Landscape Management includes coastal, riparian and marine management.

Jobs and employment

Typical jobs include Living Landscape Project Officer, Landscape Officer, Countryside Officer, River Restoration Officer  the National Careers Service has role profiles of all of these and many more (click the links)

See current vacancies advertised with CJS here.

To gain the experience required volunteering is frequently a good start.

See current volunteering opportunities advertised with CJS here.

Skills, training and CPD.

There are many different skills and qualifications required to work in landscape management and vary according to whether you're in an overview / project management or practical role and the type of landscape.

Practical skills

If you're thinking of a career in landscape management there are details of longer courses in land and countryside management, arboriculture and agriculture on the Training Directory.

Information and in depth articles

Conservation Grazing – the right animal in the right place at the right density, Rare Breeds Survival Trust

Fit for the Future, Rewilding Britain

Designated Sites - A Site Managers Perspective, Cornwall Wildlife Trust

The resurgence of traditional countryside management methods, reasons and benefits, SRUC

Road verges are a refuge for some of our rarest plants - Plantlife (Featured Charity 2017)

A Career in Conservation Grazing?, Rare Breeds Survival Trust

It's all a Question of Balance in Malham, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

River Restoration and Habitat Enhancement, River Restoration Centre


Useful organisations

The Land Trust

Landscape Institute