Department of Natural Resource Management

Welcome to the wide world of Natural Resources! Whether your interests are in bird watching, endangered species, hunting and sport fishing, environmental quality, or management of our grassland resources, we have a home for you.
North America has a tremendously wide diversity of natural resources. These natural resources provide both consumptive and non-consumptive values to humans. Thus, natural resources can provide economic benefit from harvest of annual surpluses for renewable natural resources such as grass or wildlife. In addition, the quality of life for many humans is intimately tied to natural resources. Thus, educational opportunities in natural resource management at SDSU can lead to a diverse array of career opportunities.
SDSU offers three majors focused on improving our understanding and management of natural resources. These include B.S. degrees in Ecology and Environmental Science, Range Science, and Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. In addition, the department has minors available in Botany and in Range Science. Finally, graduate programs are available for all of these disciplines.

New News

New NRM Department Head

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Michele Dudash to the Department of Natural Resource Management. Dr. Dudash will be joining us from the University of Maryland and the National Science Foundation and will assume Department Head duties in July.


Natural Resource Camp 2015

SDSU Department of Natural Resource Management and Oak Lake Field Station is hosting a Natural Resource Camp, 8-9 July 2015. For more information, please contact Leslie Bilbrey.

Fast Facts
Number of Students, Undergraduate 316
Number of Students, Graduate 92
Number of Fields of Study 3
Number of 2013–2014 Dept. Scholarship Recipients 58
Ph.D. Faculty Members 23