About the courseRangeland Ecology and Management focuses on the scientific study of rangelands, arid regions and grasslands to achieve resource management for maximum benefit and environmental balance. Graduates are well prepared for careers in a variety of land management fields, as well as agency and private sector positions. Upon completion of the Rangeland Ecology and Management specialization, students will: demonstrate understanding of ecological and environmental principles required for management of natural resources for multiple-uses, including (but not limited to) wildlife habitat, water management, ecosystem services, recreation and livestock production, describe how natural resource management fits into the context of society and how societal factors (e.g., economics, policy, laws, regulations, attitude, behaviors, norms) influence natural resource management, demonstrate the ability to lead and work with others as appropriate to successfully manage natural resources, demonstrate appropriate use of natural resource field and lab techniques as well as contemporary technologies, demonstrate the ability to appropriately analyze and critically evaluate data and other information, demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate (both written and orally) with both scientific and non-scientific audiences, and demonstrate an understanding of the professional and ethical responsibility that is imperative of a natural resource manager.
Intake MonthsJANUARY, AUGUST
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