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Natural Resource Science Pathway

CTE Pathways: Connecting High School to College and Career
Career and Technical Education courses help you get started on your pathway to success.

Program Description
Students will participate in activities that include instruction on the importance of production management and conservation of our natural resources, ecology, and fish and wildlife, stressing the biological, environmental, and economic importance of our renewable natural resources.

You Will Learn
  • The relationship between natural resources and society, including conflict management.
  • Basic concepts of ecology.
  • A basic knowledge of water resources, watersheds, air resources, range resources, and management.
  • Land classification, planning, inventory, and monitoring methods.

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Natural Resource Science - PDF

Student Leadership Organization
FFA is the student leadership organization for Agricultural Education. FFA is an integral and necessary component of the overall program. FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through Agricultural Education.

Beyond High School
There are a number of options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.

  • Certificate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training


Sample Occupations
  • Agricultural Education Teacher
  • Fish & Game Officer
  • Fish Hatchery Manager
  • Forest Worker
  • Mining Engineer
  • Outfitter/Guide
  • Park Manager
  • Water Technician
  • Wildlife Firefighter
  • Wildlife Officer
Workforce Trends
Utah has a wealth of natural resources, which includes five national parks, seven national monuments, seven national forests, two national recreation areas, 45 state parks, and millions of acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM)—administered deserts and range land. With the multitude of natural resources in Utah there are a vast amount of career opportunities within eight federal and state divisions.
  • Division of Wildlife Resources
  • Division of Water Resources
  • Division of Oil, Gas & Mining
  • Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands
  • Division of State Parks & Recreation
  • Division of Water Rights
  • Utah Geological Society
  • Utah Energy Office
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