MNRS Online Courses

Semester Registration Dates

Summer opens in late March
Fall opens in early April
Spring opens in late October

Fall Semester

Core Courses

NR 566 - Natural Resources Inventory & Data Analysis

3 credits

Sampling designs, implementation and analysis for inventory and monitoring of forests, rangelands, wetlands and streams.

Prerequisite: STAT 301, 311 or 312 and admission to the MNRS degree program or instructor consent.

NR 567 - Analysis of Environmental Impact

3 credits

Preparation and evaluation of environmental impact statements under NEPA.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Natural Resources Stewardship degree program.

NR 578 - Ecology of Disturbed Lands

3 credits

Analysis of basic and applied ecological principles involved in the restoration of drastically disturbed lands.

Prerequisite: One course in ecology.

NR 693 - Natural Resources Stewardship Seminar

2 credits

Natural resources professionals present different perspectives on natural resources.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Natural Resources Stewardship program.

Forest Sciences

F 526 - Multiple Resources Silviculture

3 credits

Concepts and techniques of silviculture and their application to forest ecology in order to meet a wide range of desired conditions and resource objectives. Develops knowledge of ecological applications directedat the management of forests with multiple considerations, including wildlife, recreation, forest health, and timber production.

Prerequisite: One course in ecology.

F 721 - Forest Policy

3 credits

Policies and institutions affecting management of forest lands in the US.

Prerequisite: NR 567.

Ecological Restoration

NR 577 - Wetland Ecology and Restoration

3 credits

Wetland hydrology, ecology and soils; assessing conditions and identifying common disturbances; restorationtechniques, planning and implementation.

Prerequisites: One course in ecology.

NR 678 - Advanced Ecological Restoration

4 credits

Analysis of environmental factors influencing restoration of disturbed lands and practices for successful restoration of disturbed ecosystems. Credit not allowed for both NR 678 and RS 478.

Prerequisite: One course in ecology.

Rangeland Ecology

RS 452 - Rangeland Herbivore Ecology and Management

3 credits

Ecology and management of large ungulate herbivores including consumer functions at organismal and ecosystem levels.

Prerequisite: One course in ecology.

Elective

NR 565 - Principles of Natural Resources Ecology

3 credits

Overview of ecological fundamentals examined from the perspective of forest, rangeland, wildlife and fisheries science and management.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Natural Resources Stewardship program.

Spring Semester

Core Courses

NR 566 - Natural Resources Inventory & Data Analysis

3 credits

Sampling designs, implementation and analysis for inventory and monitoring of forests, rangelands, wetlands and streams.

Prerequisite: STAT 301, 311 or 312 and admission to the MNRS degree program or instructor consent.

NR 567 - Analysis of Environmental Impact

3 credits

Preparation and evaluation of environmental impact statements under NEPA.

Prerequisite: Admission to the MNRS degree program.

NR 568 - Economics of Forests, Restoration and Fire

3 credits

Overview of basic microeconomics principles as applied to forestry, restoration, and wildland fire management.

Prerequisite: Admission to the MNRS degree program or instructor consent.

NR 578 - Ecology of Disturbed Lands

3 credits

Analysis of basic and applied ecological principles involved in the restoration of drastically disturbed lands.

Prerequisite: One course in ecology.

NR 693 - Natural Resources Stewardship Seminar

2 credits

Natural resources professionals present different perspectives on natural resources.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Natural Resources Stewardship program.

Forest Sciences

F 624 - Fire Ecology

3 credits

Fire in forest and range ecosystems; principles and techniques for evaluating fire effects on vegetation, soils, watersheds, and wildlife.

Prerequisite: One course in ecology

Ecological Restoration

You may count one of the following courses towards the ecological restoration specialization:

F 624 - Fire Ecology

3 credits

Fire in forest and range ecosystems; principles and techniques for evaluating fire effects on vegetation, soils, watersheds, and wildlife.

Prerequisite: One course in ecology.

RS 630 - Ecology of Grasslands and Shrublands

3 credits

Distributions and climatic controls on grassland and shrubland plant communities.

Prerequisite: One course in ecology

NR 552 - Ecology of Military Lands

3 credits

Landscape ecology of military lands with emphasis on ecological processes and principles as related to militarily-induced disturbances.

Prerequisite: NR 550

Rangeland Ecology

RS 500 - Advanced Rangeland Management

3 credits

Rangeland management concepts including the ecology and management of soils, plants, water, wildlife, fisheries, timber, recreation, and grazing.

Prerequisite: One course in ecology.

RS 630 - Ecology of Grasslands and Shrublands

3 credits

Distributions and climatic controls on grassland and shrubland plant communities.

Prerequisite: One course in ecology.

Summer Semester

Elective

RS 329 - Rangeland Assessments

1 credit

A week-long intensive, face-to-face field course that builds students’ fieldskills in identification and mapping land classification units (ecological sites), assessment of soil and vegetation relative to refeence conditions for aparticular site, and use of state and transition models to interpret current and potential conditions. This will take place near Fort Collins.

Prerequisite: One course in ecology.

More Questions?

Contact Sonya LeFebre, Graduate Coordinator