The rangeland ecology and management option provides knowledge of ecology of grasslands
and other kinds of rangelands. You will explore how these lands can be sustainably
managed or restored for multiple uses and ecosystem health.
Why rangeland ecology and management?
You will emphasize and understand the management of different land areas, and the
effects of disturbances on the land and how soil, water and vegetation can affect
In your senior capstone course, you will tackle a real resource management problem
for a land or resource agency, working with a professional or private landowner. This
will prepare you for your first professional assignment.
The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management offers two study abroad
courses, one to the Galapagos Islands and the other to the Andes Highlands of Peru.
You can become an active member of one of the many student organizations in the department.
Participation in these organizations gives you the chance to attend state, regional
or national meetings to gain valuable advantages through networking, student competitions
and interacting with various career-related activities.
Depending on your course of study, an internship or professional summer job experience
may be required. This will provide you with real-world experiences, enhance your education
and may lead to permanent employment following graduation.