This Master of Natural Resources Stewardship (MNRS) is a coursework-intensive professional master’s degree. It provides students with a broad natural resources education and specialized resource management expertise in ranch management.

Effective Fall 2021

Core Requirements:
NR 539Western Ranch Assessment and Planning3
NR 566Natural Resource Inventory and Data Analysis3
or RS 532 Rangeland Ecosystem Sampling
NR 567Analysis of Environmental Impact3
NR 578Ecology of Disturbed Lands3
NR 693Natural Resources Stewardship Seminar2
Western Ranch Management and Ecosystem Stewardship Specialization Requirements:
NR 536Ranch Management and Stewardship Field Course4
NR 537Ranch Management and Stewardship Seminar1
NR 538Skills in Ranch Management2
RS 452Rangeland Herbivore Ecology and Management3
Select a minimum of 6 directed elective credits from the following (to be selected in consultation with advisor):6
Building the Business
Understanding and Managing Animal Resources
Animal Production Systems
Integrated Forage Management
Understanding Policy and Emerging Issues
Ecosystem Services on Agricultural Lands
Products to Profit
Water Law, Policy, and Institutions
Agricultural Law
Principles of Ecosystem Sustainability
Silvicultural Practices
Adaptive Fish and Wildlife Management
Wildlife Habitat Management on Private Land
Sustaining River Ecosystems in Changing World
Concepts in GIS
Natural Resources Policy and Biodiversity
Wetland Ecology and Restoration
Agritourism Enterprise Management
Rangeland Assessment
Advanced Rangeland Management
Riparian Ecology and Management
Ecology of Grasslands and Shrublands
Soil Ecology
Forest and Range Soils
Program Total Credits:30

A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this program.