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.

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From the Department Head

Dr. Michele Dudash

Our Department's overall mission is to conduct research, educate at all levels, and provide services and outreach that benefit South Dakotans and society as a whole. Our department addresses basic and applied research questions and approaches in: Ecology and Environmental Science, Rangeland Ecology and Management, and Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences.

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Fast Facts
Number of Students, Undergraduate 276
Number of Students, Graduate 92
Number of Fields of Study 4
Number of 2014–2015 Dept. Scholarship Recipients 65
Ph.D. Faculty Members 24