RS 300 - Rangeland Conservation and Stewardship

  • 3 credits

This course covers management principles for private and public rangelands; it discusses important plants and rangeland communities.


BZ 120 (Principles of Plant Biology) or LIFE 102 (Attributes of Living Systems).

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Range Management Principles and Practices, 6th Ed. (2011)
    Holecheck, Pieper, and Herbel
    ISBN: 0-13-501416-6

Students may purchase either the 5th or 6th edition of the textbook "Range Management Principles and Practices" through a vendor of their choice. The ISBN for the 5th edition (2004) is 0-13-047475-4.


Jayne Jonas-Bratten

Jayne Jonas-Bratten is a research scholar in the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship. Her research focuses broadly on restoration ecology and grassland ecology, with particular interests in plant-insect interactions and ecological statistics.

Dr. Jonas-Bratten earned a Ph.D. in Biology and an M.S. in Entomology at Kansas State University, and a B.S. in Life Sciences from Wayne State College.

Jayne has taught the on-campus courses RS351 Wildland Ecosystems in a Changing World; RS432/532 Rangeland Sampling; NR578 Ecology of Disturbed Lands; and currently teaches two online courses, NR678 Advanced Ecological Restoration and RS630 Ecology of Grasslands and Shrublands.

Jayne is currently President of the Great Plains Natural Sciences Society, is actively involved in the Central Rockies chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration, and is a member of the Ecological Society of America.