RS 500 - Advanced Rangeland Management

  • 3 credits

The emphasis of this course is linking bio-physical and human systems to ensure sustainable practices and uses. The class is designed for individuals from all backgrounds who have an interest in management of rangelands or other natural resources.

Students can expect the outcomes below from taking this course:

  • A life model for management of natural resources with emphasis on rangelands.
  • An understanding of the fundamental organizing ideas, concepts, and facts that form the basis for natural-resource decisions.
  • Application of adaptive management to sustain people and ecosystems in a changing world.


One course in basic ecology.

Important Information

Registration is restricted to students admitted to the Master of Natural Resources Stewardship degree program. Contact Sonya Le Febre the week prior to the course start to inquire about registering as a non-admitted student.


Casey Matney

Dr. Casey Matney teaches online courses as part of Colorado State University’s natural resource stewardship master’s program. He currently serves as a regional extension specialist in range management, working from CSU’s Regional Engagement Center in Sterling, Colorado.

Matney’s professional focus revolves around rangeland management through research and teaching. His past experience includes work with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, USDA Forest Service, and Oregon State University.

Dr. Matney earned his Master of Science in Rangeland Resources in 2004 and Ph.D. in Rangeland Ecology and Management in 2010, both from Oregon State University.