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Rangeland Ecology and Management Degree Program
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Rangeland Ecology & Management
phone: (208) 885-6536
fax: (208) 855-5190
College of Natural Resources
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 441135


Nearly half the land on earth is considered rangeland, a term that includes grasslands, shrublands, woodlands and desert biomes across the earth's landscape. If you are intrigued by the challenge of understanding and managing these wild habitats or interested in naturalizing altered landscapes, consider a career in rangeland ecology and management.

Students majoring in rangeland ecology & management find employment in a variety of areas because of the broad scope of our degree program. Our degree integrates the understanding of ecology restoration, animal management, wildlife, fire, soil, climate, social factors and more.

We offer our students hands-on experiences that connect principles learned in the classroom to the real world. This is accomplished through a variety of field trips, internships and summer jobs. Our students become engaged learners by participating in a minimum of five several-day field trips that trek through the natural landscapes all across Idaho and the west. Our graduates get jobs because we facilitate professional connections and match students with summer employment opportunities.

Our faculty and staff know our students on a first name basis. Whether you stop by to study in our student reading room, or seek advice about structuring your courses to suit your career pathway, we are here to help you prepare for your future.

Idaho rangeland

A Running Start for Future Rangeland Professionals
Idaho's West Jefferson High School agriculture class is the first in the nation to complete the University of Idaho rangeland principles dual credit course.
Jump Start Your Future in Rangeland Ecology and Management