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

New Online Option for Master of Natural Resource Stewardship Degree
CSU has launched an online option of its Master of Natural Resource Stewardship, designed for mid-level natural resource professionals who are looking to obtain the skills and knowledge necessary for advancement opportunities. 
Taylor Hunter Student Selected for SAF Policy Internship in D.C.
Taylor Hunter, natural resource management ‘15, will spend her summer in Washington D.C. working with the nation’s leaders on national environmental policy issues. She was selected for the Society for American Foresters’ Henry Clepper Forest Policy Internship which selects only one intern each year. Hunter will serve as assistant to the SAF Forest Policy Team and will prepare background reports, monitor environmental and natural resource legislation, and serve as liaison to other natural resource organizations.
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.