Sustainable Military Lands Management Certificate of Completion


The curriculum is designed so that all nine credits earned in this certificate program can be applied towards a full master's degree in the Warner College of Natural Resources. Courses are offered on a regular semester basis using a 16-week format, with one lesson offered each week. It is preferred, but not required that you begin the certificate by completing NR 550.

Courses (select three):

Admission to the University is not required to earn the Certificate of Completion in Sustainable Military Lands Management. You can register for any course in the certificate program as long as you meet the course prerequisites. Prior CSU coursework and transfer courses cannot be applied toward this certificate. A bachelor's degree is required.

The Learning Experience

The three courses in this certificate program are delivered online, allowing you to study at any convenient time or location.

The SMLM certificate will allow you to work with experts in the field and tenured professors with years of experience. You will also be drawing off current research and literature in this field of study and will be networking with other professionals with backgrounds in this area. This will help you prepare for your future in sustainable lands management.

This certificate is offered through a partnership with the Warner College of Natural Resources (WCNR), which is leading course development through the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). As Colorado's land-grant institution, Colorado State University is recognized as a national leader in graduate education for the disciplines of natural resources, cultural resources, and environmental science.

WCNR has traditionally worked closely with federal land management agencies (e.g., U.S. Forest Service, U.S. National Park Service) in the professional development of their workforce. As part of the College, the Department of Forest, Range and Watershed Stewardship (FRWS) and the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands house extensive applied research and management expertise in conservation and sustainability of Department of Defense (DoD) lands.