Undergraduate Program

Maggie and Alicia in RS332

Would you like to study natural resources at one of the highest ranked programs in the country? 

Is the area of wildlife/conservation biology where you have always seen yourself working?

Are you interested in a career that will help restore our natural resources to a healthier condition for future generations?

Do you want to be an advocate for change in how we manage our natural resources?

Does the idea of working with policy makers to ensure our natural resources are managed sustainably sound like the career you want?
Would you like the opportunity to study and live in remote settings - places you've always dreamed of visiting, let alone work in?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, welcome to Forest and Rangeland Stewardship!

Colorado State University provides a unique setting for the study of forest and rangeland stewardship.  The university is situated within easy access of five ecosystem types:

  • alpine
  • subalpine
  • montane
  • foothills
  • shortgrass steppe

These sites provide students a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities.  Field activities at the undergraduate level include:

  • day-long field trips to nearby forests and grasslands
  • a four week natural resources ecology and measurements field experience at the CSU Mountain Campus 
  • a two week long forestry field measurements course
  • a week long rangeland assessment course
Our students learn from world renowned research scientists in the classroom, laboratory, and field about diverse topics such as:
  • Ecology
  • Conservation biology
  • Wildland restoration
  • Fire science
  • Forest management
  • Range management
  • Hydrology
  • Riparian management
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental pollution
  • Hazardous waste mitigation
  • Computer applications in natural resources management