• Cougar plan causes uproar among conservationists August 24, 2015

    "Cougars are not simply animals, there's a cost to having them in our wildlife communities," states Dave Stoner, Utah State University researcher.

  • Restoring the West Conference 2015 August 24, 2015

    This conference will bring together leading experts, land managers, and scientists for a two-day discussion on the topic "Restoration and Fire in the Interior West."

  • Wild Science: Uinta Ground Squirrel August 12, 2015

    In a YouTube video Lise Aubry discusses how climate change is impacting hibernating species like the Uinta ground squirrel.


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Integrating forest, range, and wildlife sciences

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Wildland Resources is to achieve excellence in integrating forest, range, and wildlife sciences, while building knowledge to assist in understanding, restoring, and conserving terrestrial ecosystems.  As educators, we mentor students at undergraduate and graduate levels, synthesizing established knowledge and cutting-edge research into a dynamic and highly relevant curriculum.  As researchers, we apply internationally recognized scientific expertise, an interdisciplinary approach, and a collaborative spirit to develop innovative solutions for the conservation and management of the natural resources of our changing planet. As extension professionals, we help the people on the land understand and use research-based knowledge to improve their livelihoods through enlightened stewardship of ecosystem goods and services.


USU Rangeland Resources Degree accredited with SRM
USU Forestry Degree accredited with SAF

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