Colorado State University

Natural Resources Stewardship/Rangeland Ecology and Management (M.N.R.S.)


102 Administration Building

Fort Collins, CO 80523

United States


(970) 492-4898

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Natural Resources Stewardship/Rangeland Ecology and Management (M.N.R.S.)

Format: Online

Program Description:

The rangeland ecology and management area of specialization focuses on linking bio-physical and human systems to ensure sustainable practices.

Students in the program learn how to classify and manage rangelands based on:

  • community type
  • animal habitat needs
  • feeding ecologies
  • ecosystem potential

Concepts covered pertain to both domestic and wild grazing animals, include a variety of grassland and shrubland types, and emphasize adaptive management techniques.


The natural resource stewardship degree requires completion of 30 credits, including 14 credits of required core coursework, 9 credits in the focus area (rangeland ecology and management), and 7 credits of electives. This is a coursework-only degree and does not require completion of a thesis.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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