Conservation Scientist

Conservation Specialist | Botanical Garden

Average wages for this career

$52,013 *This figure represents the median wage for this career in San Diego County and not the wages of any specific interviewee

Occupational Outlook


Meet Joe DeWolf, Conservationist, who tells us about his role with the San Diego Botanic Garden. As a Conservationist, Joe duties are to remove invasive plants, collect seeds, grow them in the nursery, restore habitats, etc. Joe got his Bachelors of Science Degree in Horticulture. One of the challenges Joe faces is protecting rare and endangered species so he wants to educate the public on the importance of protecting the native plants.

Education Resources

Horticulture Programs 

MiraCosta College

Field Botany of San Diego

San Diego State University