Program Overview

The Sustainable Rangeland Ecosystem Stewardship option is focused on building knowledge and skills to mitigate the impacts of human land uses and bolster ecosystem resiliency. This option will incorporate coursework from a variety of disciplines to build on the knowledge areas of the base program (plants, soil, water, animals) to deepen students' understanding of rangeland ecosystems and their management. This path will prepare students for a variety of land management career paths with government agencies, NGOs, consulting firms, and other private enterprises.

Scope of Program

  • Plants, Soil, and Water – 12 credits
  • Animals – 6 credits
  • Natural Resource Management – 9 credits

To allow students to either hone in on a specific area of focus or broadly bolster their knowledge, there is a broad list of courses from which a student may select courses to fulfill the credit requirements above.

Interesting Tidbits

  • 1/5th of the world's plants are under threat... more...
  • Australian rangelands are home to 1800+ plant species.
  • Rangelands are the largest terrestrial home on earth... see a map...

Current & Past Student Profiles

Noble Research Institute Fellow, Josh Hanson

This summer, I had the amazing opportunity to go down to Ardmore, OK for a summer internship at the Noble Research Institute.  More... 

Relevant Student Opportunities

  • Range Club
  • Plant ID Club
  • Society for Range Management
  • Science in the Sagebrush

Science in the Sagebrush Steppe 2015 Promotional Video

Susan Marshall Rangeland HD