Conservation Planning (CP) - Overview

Upon graduation, students pursuing the Conservation Planning (CP) specialization at the Bren School will find themselves equipped with the knowledge and skill sets necessary to assume leadership and managerial positions with NGO's, public agencies and private firms involved in environmental planning and habitat restoration.


Bren students have been successful in obtaining internships related to CP specialization at the international, national, and local level. For a list of some of the places that past CP students have interned at over the years and links to these companies' websites, please visit our web page for CP Internships and Employment. Additional resources, including information about professional organizations, journals and publications pertaining to CP, and Conservation Planning Fellowships/Scholarships can be found on our Additional Resources page.



The conservation planning specialization will teach students to assess and develop effective strategies for conserving, managing and restoring wild populations and ecosystems in a landscape and regional context. For more details about this specialization, please visit the web page about the specialization description and course work.

Job Titles

Upon graduation, students specializing in Conservation Planning have found themselves placed in exciting career positions. The list below demonstrates some career titles from those graduates who specialized in CP.

  • Wetland Scientist
  • Senior Planner
  • Environmental Review Coordinator
  • Energy Sustainability Coordinator
  • Environmental Analyst III
  • Staff Biologist, Ecosystem Planning Section
  • Ocean Policy Research Analyst
  • Land Trust consultant/Citizens' Advocate
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Field Ecologist
  • QAO/Project Manager
  • Restoration Project Manager