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Collection Summary

Identifier

UA 5.10

Title

College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, Department of Natural Resources Management Records

Creator

Department of Natural Resources Management, College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences

Dates

1969-2007

Extent

0.21 linear feet (1 small document case)

Language

English

Repository

South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Access note

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Preferred Citation

Name of item . College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, Department of Natural Resources Management Records. UA 5.10. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

The Department of Natural Resource Management's 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. This collection is composed of publications generated by the Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Department, including brochures, programs, newsletters and announcements.

Historical Note

In 1938, the first Conservation of Natural Resources course was taught in the South Dakota State University Entomology and Zoology Department. In 1939, the college catalog listed conservation and management of wildlife as a course of study. Classes in the area continued to develop through the years. By 1950, two curricula were available to students, one leading to a BS in agriculture, the other to a BS in wildlife techniques and conservation. In 1957, graduate courses were added, eventually leading to an MS in the two areas. In 1963, these developments led South Dakota State University to establish a separate Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Department.

The department has continued to grow through the years. A wildlife extension agent has been in the department since 1970, and faculty numbers have grown significantly. While the wildlife techniques major were dropped, other areas of study are now available. Today, the Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Department offers the Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. This degree is intended to educate students in preparation for positions with state and federal agencies and private companies.

The department changed its name to the Department of Natural Resources Management. Its 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.

Contents Note

This collection is composed of material published by the Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Department. Folders contain brochures, programs, newsletters and announcements. The Buffalo Banquet was an awards banquet featuring buffalo as the main course. This event was sponsored by the student chapter of the Wildlife Society known as the Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Club at South Dakota State University.

The Habitat Management Guides are publications of the Soil Conservation Service in Huron, S.D. and cover topics on pronghorn antelope, wild turkey, sharp-tailed grouse, rainbow trout, ring-necked pheasant, and mourning dove.

Key Words

South Dakota State University. Department of Natural Resources Management.

South Dakota State University. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences.

South Dakota State University. Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Club.

Container List

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Department of Natural Resources Management Records Container List. UA 5.10

BoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
11Buffalo Banquet (program)2007
12Habitat Management Guide1969
13Scholars and Awards (brochure)2000
14South Dakota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit annual report2006
15Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (fact sheet, brochures)1999-2001
16Wildlifer's Log (newsletter)1991-1998, 2004-2005, 2007
17Wisdom Wednesday Series (lecture) (announcement)1990

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

Copyright note

Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.

Arranged and Described by

Crystal J. Gamradt, 1999 March 11, additions made 2013 August 20.