Howdy and Welcome to RWFM.
I’m thrilled you’re here, and if this is your first time visiting the Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management—no worries. We’re new here too and I’m honored to be your RWFM department head.
In 2020, Texas A&M AgriLife reimagined the ways that our two former departments of Ecosystem Science and Management and Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences could approach natural resource stewardship with our students. Through that process, we created a department with a mission to lead with teaching, research, engagement and policy. When we thought about the caliber of education we wanted to offer, our vision started with you—the next generation of field experts, lifelong learners and professionals who will work at the nexus of research and outreach in rangeland grazing, land stewardship, aquaculture and wildlife management.
I look forward to continuing to develop and lead interdisciplinary teams to address our broad range of natural resource challenges and to facilitating these collaborative connections for our students, translating their education to real-world application. I’m glad you’re here to not only be a part of this department but of a more inclusive and diverse future as we accelerate impact for natural resource conservation.
Dr. Roel Lopez
Preparing the next generation of natural resource steward
through teaching, research, engagement and policy.
The sound stewardship of natural resources for present
and future generations through the land-grant mission.
Our degree programs and instruction are
data-driven and field-applied.
Our students and faculty are developing innovative
solutions for natural resource issues in Texas and beyond.
Our Extension unit delivers evidence-based science to Texas landowners, industry professionals and law makers.