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Department of Natural Resource Management

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.

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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.



Nature Resource Management students in the outdoor living center

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