Student Activities

NRM Club

NRM Students gather together as the NRM Club to develop career contacts, gain leadership and teamwork experience, and to make new friends. The NRM Club hopes to enrich the college experience for students who are interested in management of natural resources by providing opportunities for social interaction, service, personal and professional development and career contacts.

The Club is open to all undergraduate and graduate NRM students. There is no membership fee, and the Club meets every other week.

Each year the Club sponsors a scholarship for a qualifying NRM student. Members hold several fundraising efforts during the year to finance this scholarship. Usually a silent auction is held in December of each year with the proceeds going towards this scholarship.

Members participate in a number of social activities, as well as volunteer efforts during the school year. Previous volunteer activities have included Red River cleanup, wood duck box maintenance, red river zoo clean up, and most recently replacing guideposts at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The club has been instrumental in the Native Prairie Reconstruction project along 18th Avenue in Fargo. This project is located near the Research Park.

The Club is also assisting with the North Country Scenic Trail running through a portion of the Albert Ekre Grassland Preserve. Members have meet at the Preserve and weekends and have been removing broken trees and clearing the trail which will eventually lead to Minnesota.

Social activities have included snow shoeing, bowling, dog sledding in Minnesota, camping at Itasca State Park, camping at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, visits to the International Wolf Center, Gooseberry Falls State Park, Two Harbors, MN., the Fergus Falls Wetland Management District, Two Inlets Sawmill, and the Hubbard County Recycling center.

For more information, contact: Dr. Jack E. Norland, Faculty Advisor 701-231-9428 jack.norland@ndsu.edu


Awards and Recognition

Cheyenne Durant

Cheyenne Durant was awarded a $100 stipend from the North Central Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists as part of their Native American Arts Initiative, during their annual meeting in Fargo, October 12-14, 2017. Her "water related" art was displayed at the Red Raven Espresso Parlor in Fargo and was opened to the public.


Jesse Riley

Jesse Riley (right) won the "Best Poster" award at the North Central Chapter Annual Meeting of the Society of Wetland Scientists held in Fargo, October 12-14, 2017.


1st Place, 2016 Innovation Challenge Social Track

Team Carbon Negative Dr. Jack Norland (Adviser), Jade Monroe, Alexis Steinman, Jesse Riley, earned 1st place in the 2016 Innovation Challenge Social Track.

Team Carbon Negative's mission is to help communities effectively sequester carbon and create new revenue streams so local leaders can address community needs while investing in the quality of life for future generations.

2015 Natural Resource Communication Award

Graduate student, Lisa Preister, received the Natural Resource Communication Award for Best Student Poster at the North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society 2015 annual conference. Her poster presentation on 'Smooth Brome (Bromus inermis) Phenology in Northern Tallgrass Prairie' was awarded for excellence in presentation of natural resource information. Lisa's advisor is Dr. Edward "Shawn" DeKeyser.