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

Why Choose CSU?

As a student in CSU's online natural resource stewardship master's program, you receive the same education, learn from the same faculty, and earn the same regionally accredited degree as students on campus. Additionally, you can expect:

  • A Program with a Strong Legacy: Our program is offered by CSU's Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship — an academic entity that has thrived for more than a century and produced respected natural resource managers for some of the nation's leading organizations.
  • A Customizable Degree Plan: In addition to learning about broad natural resource systems, you can specialize in one of two areas: ecological restoration or rangeland ecology and management. You can also select additional elective credits to further focus or broaden your knowledge.
  • Instruction from Expert Faculty: Learn from faculty with a wealth of research and industry knowledge in topics like wildland fire economics, watershed service programs, and climate influences on landscape diseases.
  • Training to Meet Growing Future Demands: As our population grows, there will be a greater need for qualified professionals who can manage and conserve our natural resources. Prepare to meet the challenges of the future as you learn about the interaction between humans and the environment, and the complexity of natural resource management systems.
  • A Focus on Agency Interconnectedness: Central to this program is an emphasis on how regulatory for-profit and non-profit agencies interact as a system to manage environmental resources. Gain an understanding of the dynamics involved with multi-agency systems so you can be more successful operating within them.
  • A Curriculum Based in Responsible Practices: Learn to sustainably manage the relationship between human and environmental systems with courses in degraded landscape restoration, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, and economic implications of natural resource management.

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