Conservation Warden

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Career Overview

Conservation wardens are responsible for enforcing laws that protect the natural resources of a state. This includes the enforcement of laws regulating wildlife, hunting, fishing, boating, snowmobiling, operating all-terrain vehicles, the environment, water regulation, and zoning. They make arrests, serve warrants, and gather evidence to be used against violators of hunting and fishing laws. They issue citations and arrest individuals who do not follow safety ordinances when hunting, boating, or riding a snowmobile. They investigate and file reports on hunting and boating accidents. As law enforcement officers, they testify in criminal court cases.

What you need to succeed

Some high school classes are ecology, algebra, biology, geometry, and natural resources. Some college courses you need to take are natural resources conservation and research,
natural resources management and policy, wildlife and wildlands science and management, criminal justice and corrections.

Education Cost and Living

GRAND TOTAL COST OF GOING TO COLLEGE (housing, food, gas, clothing, and tuition)= $61200


housing for amount of time in college (most are for four years with summers off)= $16000 food/groceries for the amount of time I will be in college (most are 4 year degrees) = $7200 gas money for travelling/helping pay for carpooling during time at college (4 year) = $4000 clothing money for time at college (typical 4 years) = $2000

total tuition for total time at college (typically 4 yrs. with summers off)= $32000

Associations and Organizations

1. Wisconsin DNR

http://dnr.wi.gov

2. Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

http://maine.gov

Pros and Cons of this Occupation

Pros-

You protect the environment.

Catch poachers (violators of the law).

Your office is outdoors.


Cons-

Most dangerous law enforcement job.

Lots of college schooling.

Commercial

Do you want to be a conservation warden?

Do you also love to be outdoors with wildlife?

While then this would be the perfect job for you.

This job involves lots of schooling.

You would only make about 42,000 a year.

If you like what I just said this would be a perfect job for you.