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

Managing ancient woodland and how that differs to managing other woodland, Woodland Trust

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

Dry Stone Walling: A Living Craft for the Present Day, Dry Stone Walling Association

Embrace the Dark Side; How to Plan & Resource an Environmental Project, Wildlife Trusts Staffordshire and South & West Wales

Coppicing - realising the potential of our woodlands, National Coppice Federation

A Career in Conservation Grazing?, Rare Breeds Survival Trust

Hedgelaying, National Hedge Laying Society

Studland's underwater meadows, Dorset Wildlife Trust 

Steart Marshes, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

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

Our challenging coast, Durham Heritage Coast

Forest restoration in the Highlands of Scotland, Trees for Life

River Restoration and Habitat Enhancement, River Restoration Centre

Managing a coastline - for the benefit of man and wildlife, RSPB

Useful organisations

The Land Trust

Landscape Institute