Welcome to Forest and Rangeland Stewardship

FRS programs teach students about managing natural resources to support the livelihoods of people and to sustain the services of ecosystems.

Forests, rangelands, and aquatic ecosystems support human societies, the environment, and the wealth of life on Earth. The Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship consists of foresters, range scientists, hydrologists, and social scientists that study natural environmental processes and how they interact with human systems.

The Department offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide variety of disciplines within forestry, natural resources management, and rangeland ecology.

College Events


Summer Field Courses at Pingree Park 
More than 200 natural resource students in the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University will spend four weeks of their summer living together in rustic cabins and immersed in forestry and ecology education at 9,000 feet. Surrounded by two National Forests and Rocky Mountain National Park, CSU’s Pingree Park Mountain Campus is home to historic and outstanding natural resources field courses unlike anywhere else. READ MORE

News & Events

Professor Awarded Mongolian Ministry's Highest Honor
Professor Maria Fernandez-Gimenez was awarded Honorable Champion of Agriculture and Food Industry in Mongolia: the highest honor of its kind given by Mongolia's government. The award recognizes  Fernandez-Gimenez's 20+ years of actionable research and collaboration with Mongolian policy makers and communities to enhance capacity for sustainable stewardship.
2013 Report on Colorado's Forests
New Center for Managing WUI Wildfire Risk
The Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship has launched a new center dedicated to creating the next generation of wildfire management solutions. The Center for Managing WUI Wildfire Risk will provide science-based answers to critical questions raised by Colorado's most destructive wildfires.