Welcome to the wide world of Natural Resources!
Whether your interests are in bird watching, small or large mammals, endangered species, hunting and sport fishing, plant-animal interactions, the ecology or environmental quality of habitats, or the conservation and management of our water and terrestrial resources, we have a home for you.
From the Department Head
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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Our most recent NRM Newsletter (2018 Fall/Winter Issue) is now available. If you are interested, please contact the NRM main office. We are happy to share!
Natural Resources Camp 2019
(July 22-26 at the Oak Lake Field Station, Astoria)
Register NR Camp now for your high school kids. Be ready for the summer!
*The South Dakota Lakes and Streams Association offers two $300.00 Registration Fees (1 female and 1 male campers). Contact to the NRM office for the Entry Form for a chance to win!