by Lisa Thompson

Skilled at connecting the dots when it comes to information? That's a key skill for conservation planners. Not only must they figure out which information is useful, but also how to bring it together and which experts need to be involved to address an environmental issue. They translate research into something meaningful to help people visualize concepts that may be difficult to understand.


Meet Sharon Pfeifer, conservation planner at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, as she describes her job and the education, training, and skills needed.


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