Grassland Ecology and Management Program

Degree ProgramGrassland Ecology & Management

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This degree program focuses on the management of rangeland, the world's most abundant type of land. About 45 percent of the world's land area and half of Nebraska's is classified as rangeland. These are ecosystems made up primarily of grassland that involve complex relationships among plants, animals, microorganisms, and nonliving factors such as soil, water and climate.

In this program, you will study basic sciences, natural resources and range science. Specialized courses may include forage crop and range management, range management and improvement, wildlife biology and conservation, range ecosystems, integrated resource management, range plants and rangeland analysis.The program is offered through the Center for Grassland Studies.

Proper range management is essential for sustaining livestock systems, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, grazing, quality recreation areas and watershed integrity. Effective range management conserves renewable resources and is a promising career dedicated to the sustenance of a crucial ecological system.

Potential Career Opportunities for Graduates
  • Grassland Ecologist
  • Wildlife Habitat Manager
  • Range Conservationist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Restoration Ecologist
  • Invasive Species Biologist
  • Manager of Public or Private Lands
  • Research Technician
  • Environmental Educator