Native Plant Conservation Careers

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The opportunities for majors in Plant Science are as varied as they are limitless and the demand for graduates is steadily increasing. A specialization in Native Plant Conservation equips you to control invasive species in the field; conduct research on restoring native plants and implement a planting plan; propagate native plants; be a field ecologist for a city parks and recreation department or run a native plant nursery.

UF graduates are

  • Ecosystem restoration practitioners
  • Landscape architects and consultants
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Federal or state employees coordinating native plant reintroductions

  • Managers of native plant collections at a botanical garden
  • Growers and producers
  • Invasive plant managers
  • Nursery owners

  • Field ecologists
  • Environmental scientists
  • Restoration crew leaders and volunteer coordinators
  • Educators

Use your passion for nature and love of the outdoors to preserve, protect, and restore native plants.