Rangelands comprise extremely diverse ecosystems that cover upwards of 50% of the Earth’s surface. From savannas and sagebrush steppes to woodlands, rangelands provide critical environmental and economic services.
The Rangeland Management track combines the disciplines of ecology and range management to promote the production, conservation, function and stewardship of rangelands found around the world. Our curriculum focuses on fundamental ecological and rangeland principles used to address challenges such as watershed health, invasive exotic plant control and wildland fires. This track also includes an immersive summer field camp providing intense field experiences to solidify principles students will need to pursue advanced coursework in focal management areas.
- Degree: B.S. Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Rangeland Management Track
- Credit Hours: 120
The Society for Rangeland Management has recognized this track as an accredited Professional Program in Range Management, exceeding acceptable standards of the profession. Upon graduation, students are qualified to apply for certifications as a Certified Professional in Rangeland Management and Certified Range Management Consultant. Graduates of this track are competitive candidates for employment with government agencies, such as the Natural Resources Conservation Service, environmental and natural resources consulting or private-sector ranch management.