Program Overview

The Habitat Management option is focused on land management, which is the focus of rangeland sciences. This option offers something not offered in the Fisheries and Wildlife or Natural Resources programs – how to analyze and manage the complex ecology of an area for multi-species habitats in the face of disturbance and multiple uses. Graduates in this option may pursue career paths with organizations similar to those in the default option (Sustainable Rangeland Ecosystem Stewardship), but this option offers additional expertise in analyzing and managing habitat

Program Coursework


RNG 457. Habitat Analysis 1: Habitat Use and Movement (3)
RNG 458. Habitat Analysis 2: Abundance, Occupancy, and Demography (3)

Fish & Wildlife Sciences (12 credits)
FW 311. Ornithology (3)
FW 315. Ichthyology (3)
FW 317. Mammalogy (3)
FW 323. Management Principles of Pacific Salmon in the Northwest (3)
FW 345. Global Change Biology (3)
FW 458. Mammal conservation and Management (4)
FW 475. Wildlife Behavior (4)
FW 479. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)

Natural Resource Management (9 credits)

AEC 453. Conservation on Private Land (3)
FES 351. Outdoor Recreation Management on Public Lands (3)
FES 352. Wilderness Management (3)
FES 354. Communities, Natural Areas, and Sustainable Tourism (3)
FES 355. Management of Multiple Resource Values (3)
FES 357. Parks and Protected Areas Management (3)
FW 451. Avian Conservation and Management (3)
FW 458. Mammal Conservation and Management (4)
FW 462. Ecosystem Services (3)
NR 201. Managing Natural Resources for the Future (3)
NR 202. Natural Resource Problems and Solutions (3)
NR 312. Critical Thinking for Natural Resource Challenges (3)
NR 325. Scientific Methods for Analyzing Natural Resource Problems (3)
NR 455. Natural Resource Decision Making (4)