Greetings and welcome to the Range Science Program website! The Range Science is a program in the School of Natural Resource Sciences.
Range Science is the study and management of landscape ecosystems dominated by natural vegetation of grasses, forbs, and shrubs. These often vast and wild landscapes are rangelands and cover 40% of planet Earth’s land mass. While rangelands are usually characterized as arid and semi-arid regions, range landscapes also include grasslands, prairies, savannas, shrublands, tundra, alpine meadows, wetlands, and deserts. The defining characteristic for rangelands is that they are landscapes managed as natural ecosystems. Management of these ecosystems is done by people like you!
Please explore our site to learn more about Range Science and feel free to call us at 701.231.7582 or stop in to see us at 201 Morrill Hall, NDSU.