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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
Rangeland professionals in the field

Career Opportunities in Range

Students majoring in rangeland ecology & management find employment in a variety of areas because of the broad scope and interdisciplinary nature of the field. Nearly all graduates with a degree in Rangeland Ecology and Management obtain jobs within six months of graduation.

Graduates of the program are employed by:
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Tribal organizations
  • State land departments
  • Conservation districts
Opportunities for employment also exist in the private sector through:
  • Environmental consulting firms
  • Conservation organizations
  • Companies specializing in disturbed land reclamation
  • Agricultural lending and appraisal firms 
  • Ranches
Graduates can also choose to pursue graduate degrees and seek careers in academia to continue vital research and teaching in the rangeland management field. Several of our alumni play integral roles in universities and federal agencies through dedicated research, teaching and outreach.