Natural Resources Management (NRM)

NRM 150. Natural Resource Management Orientation. 1 Credit.

Introduction to natural resources management issues, concepts, and careers.

NRM 199. Special Topics. 1-5 Credits.

NRM 225. Natural Resources & Agrosystems. 3 Credits.

Introduction to scientific theories and their relation to natural resources and agriculture. Influence of these theories on current perspectives toward the environment. 3 lectures. Cross-listed with RNG 225.

NRM 264. Natural Resource Management Systems. 3 Credits.

General principles of natural resource management, including soil and water conservation, soil and wind erosion, use of tillage and vegetation for conservation, drainage, irrigation, and soil and water quality. 3 lectures. Prereq: MATH 103, MATH 104 or MATH 107. Cross-listed with ASM 264 and SOIL 264.

NRM 291. Seminar. 1-3 Credits.

NRM 322. Environmental Law and Policy. 3 Credits.

This course explores selected environmental laws with discussions of federal, state, and local laws; management of natural resources via regulatory policies; and the legal system including levels of government, types of law, and mechanisms for regulating externalities. Prereq: Junior standing.

NRM 379. Study Tour Abroad. 1-6 Credits.

NRM 391. Seminar. 1-3 Credits.

NRM 394. Individual Study. 1-5 Credits.

NRM 397. Fe/Coop Ed/Internship. 1-4 Credits.

NRM 401. Urban-Ecosystem Management. 3 Credits.

An interdisciplinary management survey examining the urban/rural interface and environmental and social factors driving the process of urbanization as a sustainable ecosystem. {Also offered for graduate credit - see NRM 601.}.

NRM 402. River and Stream Resource Management. 3 Credits.

The structure and function of river and stream ecosystems: biotic and abiotic functioning, stream and river ecological theories, management and monitoring practices. {Also offered for graduate credit - see NRM 602.}.

NRM 420. Sustainable Scenarios in Natural Resources Management. 3 Credits.

An interdisciplinary course to investigate the key competencies needed for sustainable social-ecological systems and how sustainable scenarios can be built for the future management of natural resources. {Also offered for graduate credit - see NRM 620.}.

NRM 421. Environmental Outreach Methods. 3 Credits.

Introduction to philosophies, theories, and methods common to environmental education and outreach. {Also offered for graduate credit - see NRM 621.}.

NRM 431. National Environmental Policy Act & Environmental Impact Assessment. 3 Credits.

The interaction and effects of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) with national environmental policy; implementation of the NEPA; public opinion on the state of the environment.; introduction to EIS (Environmental Impact Statements). {Also offered for graduate credit - see NRM 631.}.

NRM 453. Rangeland Resources Watershed Management. 3 Credits.

Study of the management of physical/biological settings and processes along with human activities on water and watersheds considering preventative and restorative strategies in a rangeland setting. Prereq: RNG 136 or NRM 225. Cross-listed with RNG 453. {Also offered for graduate credit - see NRM 653.}.

NRM 454. Wetland Resources Management. 3 Credits.

Principles of wetland systems, wetland management, wetland functions, wetland delineation, wetland assessment, and wetland improvement. Prereq: SOIL 210. Cross-listed with RNG 454 and SOIL 454. F (even years) {Also offered for graduate credit - see NRM 654.}.

NRM 462. Natural Resource and Rangeland Planning. 3 Credits.

Capstone experience for School of Natural Resources Sciences majors: students use advanced planning tools and different management strategies to demonstrate integrated knowledge in managing public and private natural resources. Prereq: at least senior standing and must be a Natural Resources Management, Range Science or Soil Science major. Cross-listed with RNG and SOIL. {Also offered for graduate credit - see NRM 662.}.

NRM 491. Seminar. 1-5 Credits.

NRM 494. Individual Study. 1-5 Credits.

NRM 496. Field Experience. 1-15 Credits.

NRM 499. Special Topics. 1-5 Credits.

NRM 601. Urban-Ecosystem Management. 3 Credits.

An interdisciplinary management survey examining the urban/rural interface and environmental and social factors driving the process of urbanization as a sustainable ecosystem. {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see NRM 401.}.

NRM 602. River and Stream Resource Management. 3 Credits.

The structure and function of river and stream ecosystems: biotic and abiotic functioning, stream and river ecological theories, management and monitoring practices. {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see NRM 402.}.

NRM 620. Sustainable Scenarios in Natural Resources Management. 3 Credits.

An interdisciplinary course to investigate the key competencies needed for sustainable social-ecological systems and how sustainable scenarios can be built for the future management of natural resources. {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see NRM 420.}.

NRM 621. Environmental Outreach Methods. 3 Credits.

Introduction to philosophies, theories, and methods common to environmental education and outreach. {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see NRM 421.}.

NRM 631. National Environmental Policy Act & Environental Impact Assessment. 3 Credits.

The interaction and effects of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) with national environmental policy; implementation of the NEPA; public opinion on the state of the environment; introduction to EIS (Environmental Impact Statements). {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see NRM 431.}.

NRM 653. Rangeland Resources Watershed Management. 3 Credits.

Study of the management of physical/biological settings and processes along with human activities on water and watersheds considering preventative and restorative strategies in a rangeland setting. Cross-listed with RNG 653. {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see NRM 453.}.

NRM 654. Wetland Resource Management. 3 Credits.

Principles of wetland systems, wetland management, wetland functions, wetland assessment, and wetland improvement. {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see NRM 454.}.

NRM 662. Natural Resource and Rangeland Planning. 3 Credits.

Capstone experience for School of Natural Resources Sciences majors: students use advanced planning tools and different management strategies to demonstrate integrated knowledge in managing public and private natural resources. Cross-listed with RNG and SOIL. {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see NRM 462.}.

NRM 690. Graduate Seminar. 1-3 Credits.

NRM 695. Field Experience. 1-15 Credits.

NRM 696. Special Topics. 1-5 Credits.

NRM 701. Terrestrial Resources Management. 3 Credits.

Management and ecology of heterogeneous landscapes where ecosystem processes and human activities interact as dynamic components. Prereq: BOT 660 and BOT 754.

NRM 702. Natural Resources Management Planning. 3 Credits.

Presentation of the principles, practices and key policy issues of natural resources management and planning.

NRM 720. Natural Resource Administration & Policy. 2 Credits.

A comprehensive analysis of the theory of externalities and their application to the design of natural resources policy. Prereq: ECON 681, NRM 702.

NRM 761. Current Issues in Natural Resource Management. 1 Credit.

The class will survey current issues in natural resource management. The survey will provide a way to stimulate critical thinking on those issues.

NRM 790. Graduate Seminar. 1-3 Credits.

NRM 791. Temporary/Trial Topics. 1-5 Credits.

NRM 792. Graduate Teaching Experience. 1-6 Credits.

NRM 793. Individual Study. 1-5 Credits.

NRM 794. Practicum. 1-10 Credits.

NRM 795. Field Experience. 1-15 Credits.

NRM 796. Special Topics. 1-5 Credits.

NRM 797. Master's Paper. 1-3 Credits.

NRM 798. Master's Thesis. 1-10 Credits.

NRM 892. Graduate Teaching Experience. 1-6 Credits.

NRM 895. Field Experience. 1-15 Credits.

NRM 899. Doctoral Dissertation. 1-15 Credits.