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The Department of Wildland Resources

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Range scientists and managers deal with natural resources on rangelands - grasslands, deserts, woodlands, wetlands, and tundras - that occupy a significant land area in the United States and around the world. Range ecology and management students learn to manage and conserve rangeland resources to ensure the sustained output of products and values such as habitat for a wide variety of plant and animal life, forage for livestock and wildlife, water for agricultural and municipal use, and scenic beauty for recreational activities.

This degree program also teaches students how to restore lands damaged by past misuse. Current students are encouraged to visit the Wildland Resources Department homepage for current news and information or the Wildland Resources Department's Undergraduate Programs homepage for additional information.

The curriculum meets the USA Federal Government's Office of Personnel Management requirements for the Rangeland Management Series.

Shelly Kotynek


Shelly Kotynek

NR 120

Shelly brings years of experience in academic advising, and her love for the outdoors to help students succeed in their educations and future careers.

  • Semester-by-semester planning
  • Connecting with clubs
  • Changing your major
  • Academic success resources
Eric LaMalfa


Eric LaMalfa

BNR 163 Directory Listing
  • Career planning
  • Graduate school planning
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Selecting degree program electives