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Department of Natural Resource Management

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Welcome to the wide world of Natural Resources!

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Michele Dudash, Department Head (left) and Cap'n Doug (right)

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 Dakota'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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Fast Facts (as of Fall 2020)

Number of Students

333
Undergraduate
45
Graduate & Postdoc

Number of Faculty

17

Number of Undergraduate Fields of Study

5

Number of 2019–2020 Department Scholarship Recipients

60

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USDA project to produce wildflower seeds, improve soil health

Harvesting seeds from small plots of perennial wildflowers may not only provide producers with a new income source, but also improve soil health and thereby increase the sustainability of agricultural production.

Byre receives June's Civil Service Employee of the Month Award

Beth Byre has been named the South Dakota State University Civil Service Employee of the Month for June in appreciation for her exemplary contributions and performance as the accountant for the Department of Natural Resource Management.

Wokini Initiative: A New Beginning - South Dakota State University

7 receive Wokini Challenge Grants

The Wokini Initiative at South Dakota State University has awarded seven Wokini Challenge Grants for fiscal year 2022. The challenge grants support innovative projects and/or research projects that align with the initiative’s five-year plan goals and objectives.