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NRM 230 Technique Course at Oak Lake Field Station

Department of Natural Resource Management

Welcome to the wide world of Natural Resources!

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If you love the outdoors and want to learn how best to conserve and manage our natural resources, then please check us out! Our areas of scientific expertise enable us to train a diverse array of disciplines at the undergraduate and graduate level utilizing interdisciplinary approaches while preparing them for a multitude of career options. South ֱ's natural resources are a key factor in maintaining a high-quality workforce throughout our state. Moreover, the quality of life for many people is intimately tied to their enjoyment of natural areas.

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NRM Vision Statement

We advance conservation, management and restoration through interdisciplinary research, education and outreach to empower people with the knowledge to address environmental and natural resource challenges.

Mission Statements

Academic programs - We train students to be professionals of distinction who work to support natural resources and the environment.

Research and scholarly activity - We address critical environmental and natural resource challenges through rigorous investigation and scientific dissemination.

Outreach - We foster stewardship of the environment and natural resources by providing evidence-based information and assisting with implementation to benefit society.


Fast Facts (as of 2022-2023 Academic Year)

Number of Students

305

Undergraduate

60

Graduate and Postdoc

Number of Faculty

19

Number of Undergraduate Fields of Study

5

Number of Department Scholarship Recipients

59

2023 NRM UG ֱ and Scholarship Reception

(Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023 at McCrory Gardens)

Congratulations to all NRM undergraduate students who received the awards and scholarships!

Department of Natural Resource Management News

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Can disease-detecting dogs help save South ֱ's bighorn sheep?

Novel research from South ֱ State University's Department of Natural Resource Management is exploring if trained dogs can help prevent bacterial outbreaks in South ֱ's bighorn sheep herds.

SDSU faculty recognized for excellence

The annual South ֱ State University Celebration of Faculty Excellence recognized 30 faculty members, researchers and scientists Tuesday. The event honors faculty members in the university's colleges for outstanding research, teaching and service.

SDSU student investigates relationship between wildflowers, cattle

South ֱ State University student Kaitlyn Preszler conducted research on the relationship between cattle and wildflowers in South ֱ.