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Natural Resources Stewardship Master of Natural Resources Stewardship (M.N.R.S.)

Career Opportunities

Ideal for professionals who have experience with natural resources and have built a network within the industry, the Master of Natural Resources Stewardship prepares you to be a leader in roles such as:

  • Environmental planner or coordinator
  • Stewardship coordinator
  • Environmental program manager
  • Forester
  • Range conservationist
  • Land manager
  • Restoration ecologist
  • Fire management officer
  • Soil conservationist
  • Wildland manager
  • Land steward within the non-profit sector

Employment within this industry is projected to grow faster than the average over the next decade according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Heightened public interest in the hazards facing the environment, as well as the increasing demands placed on the environment by population growth, is expected to spur demand for highly educated natural resource planners, managers, and conservationists. This degree is designed to prepare students to lead projects and programs that answer big-picture challenges associated with human interaction with the environment.

Connect with Alumni

The table lists some recent alumni of the MNRS program. Visit their LinkedIn profile to see what skills and experiences they brought to their current position in addition to their graduate degree. You can also use LinkedIn to connect with and reach out to these individuals with questions about the industry.

Note: You will need a LinkedIn account to connect with alumni.

Name Degree Earned Job Title Employer/Organization LinkedIn
Ellen Clark MNRS Ecological Restoration Integrated Training Area Management Coordinator Donnelly Training Area LinkedIn
Jason Fraker MNRS Ecological Restoration Natural Resource Specialist Naval Facilities Engineering Command SW LinkedIn
Cidney Handy MNRS Ecological Restoration Stewardship Coordinator Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust LinkedIn
Keagan Lowey MNRS Forest Sciences Silviculture Forester USDA Forest Service, Ouachita National Forest LinkedIn
Kirsten Lyons MNRS Ecological Restoration Stewardship Director Friends of the St. Clair River LinkedIn
Rafael Reyna MNRS Rangeland Ecology and Management Environmental Planner/NEPA Specialist/ Natural Resource Specialist JE Fuller LinkedIn

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