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.
It is the mission of the Natural Resource Management Department at South Dakota State University to advocate for the management and study of a remarkable and diverse array of animals and plants. This is because we value these animals and plants and their associated habitats across fragmented landscapes around the globe, and recognize the critical roles these animals and plants occupy in sustaining the diversity and health of our natural world.
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 (2019 Spring/Summer Issue) is now available. If you are interested, please contact the NRM main office. We are happy to share!