Rangeland, Wildlife & Fisheries Management
5 degree programs
Facilitating the journey from student to natural resource professional through immersive coursework and experiences. Our rigorous curriculum prepares students for meaningful careers in public or private sectors, serving in roles such as biologist, ranch manager, environmental consultant, game warden, research scientist, park ranger or policymaker.
6 centers and research labs
Addressing urgent natural resource challenges domestically and abroad. Our work serves to improve human lives and natural environments through scientific discovery, application and extension.
400+ enrolled students
Becoming the next generation of stewards generating sound, innovative solutions to complex environmental challenges. We push traditional curriculum boundaries through relevant, modern courses that blend transformative field experiences with established classroom teaching practices.
Tailored for Your Career
“RWFM was a natural choice since I knew I wanted a career in wildlife science. My favorite aspects of our department are the abundant opportunities for outreach and field experience. There is so much learning and professional development you can access outside of the classroom by talking to your professors and joining professional student organizations like our student chapters of The Wildlife Society and American Fisheries Society.”
Drake Dancila ’23,
Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Wildlife Track
Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management News
New report gives overview of visitors to Big Bend area
More than a half million people visited Big Bend National Park and the surrounding area in 2022, making it one of the state’s top tourist destinations.
Now experts from Texas A&M’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have done a deep dive into the how, when and why people go to the Big Bend area. The results have been published recently in the “Visit Big Bend” Visitor Survey 2022 prepared for the Brewster County Tourism Council.
USDA funds Texas A&M AgriLife rangeland conservation projects
Four projects funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative will combine the expertise of Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to provide livestock producer support and increase the use of conservation principles on grazing lands.
Researchers within Texas A&M’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management will lead the Texas A&M AgriLife proposals selected.