Minor Curriculum:


RNG 341. Rangeland Ecology and Management (3)
RNG 351. Range Ecology I-Grasslands (3)
   OR RNG 352. Range Ecology II-Shrublands (3)
RNG 355. Desert Watershed Management (4)
RNG 421. Wildland Restoration and Ecology (4)
RNG 441. Rangeland Analysis (4)
RNG 490. Rangeland Management Planning (4)

Select one of the following focus areas:

Sustainable Ranching
ANS 446. Grazing Livestock Production (4)

RNG 442. Rangeland-Animal Relations (4)

Pastoral Systems

ANS 446. Grazing Livestock Production (4)

RNG 470. Pastoral Systems of the World (4)

Wildlife Habitat Management

FW 251. Principles of Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation (3)

RNG 456. Wildlife Habitat Analysis (4)

Sustainable Rangeland Ecosystem Stewardship

Any other RNG course OR any courses listed under theSustainable Rangeland Ecosystem Stewardship section of the major program for a total of at least 7 credits.

Learning Outcomes: 
  1. Integrate fundamental concepts of rangeland ecology and management to explain land management issue and suggestion course of action.

Sustainable Ranching

Apply concepts of grazing animal behavior and ecosystem management to suggest ways to sustainably manage the livestock-plant-soil-water complex.

Pastoral Systems

Compare and contrast grazing livestock management livelihoods among international pastoral systems and with the US.

Wildlife Habitat Management

Evaluate wildlife habitat and integrate evaluation with fish and wildlife conservation principles within the context of rangeland management.

Sustainable Rangeland Ecosystem Stewardship

Assess state of ecological structure and function in the face of disturbance, then propose restoration approaches and methods to mitigate disturbance and bolster resiliency.

Career Paths: 
  • Rangeland Conservationist
  • Soil & Water Conservationist
  • Ranch Manager or Livestock Producer
  • Wild Horse and Burro Specialist
  • Park Naturalist
  • Wildlife Habitat Specialist
  • Invasive Species Specialist
  • Restoration Consultant
  • Ecological Inventory & Monitoring Consultant
  • Watershed Manager
  • Rangeland Ecologist
  • Wildfire Ecologist
  • Park Naturalist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Ecosystem Scientist
  • Rangeland Economist
  • Extension Agent
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Rangeland GIS Specialist
Rangeland Ecology and Management
Undergraduate Minor
Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences
Class Location: 
Corvallis Campus