Higher Education Teaching Resources

The Range Science Education Council is an organization of representatives from primarily U.S. universities and colleges that offer courses and degrees in rangeland conservation. Our objectives are:

  • to promote high standards in the teaching of range management
  • to advance the professional ability of range managers and scientists
  • to provide a medium for the exchange of ideas and facts among range management schools
  • to be a liaison between teaching departments and organizations and agencies in affairs relating to range education and employment standards
  • to foster wider understanding of the challenges of range education

The following items were made possible through a USDA NIFA Higher Education Challenge Grant entitled “Repositioning Rangeland Education for a Changing World.” (Award # 2010-38411-21370)

Range at a Distance

Online distance-accessible university courses offered by higher education institutions accredited by the Society for Range Management.

Rangeland Teaching Clearinghouse

Developing a new course and need to save time and not reinvent the wheel? Need a presentation for a guest lecture? Here are peer-reviewed teaching resources, including presentations, labs, and assessments that are ready to head out the door. Essentially a “grab-bag” to get you on your way!

Rangeland College Recruiting

Know a college-bound young person who isn't aware how a range professional spend an average day? Access video interviews where recent graduates tell their stories and learn which universities offer degrees to start growing a great career on the range.

World Rangeland Ecosystem Exploration

Fondly known as “Wrangle,” this media-rich learning portal overviews grasslands, shrublands, and woodlands/savannas across the globe. Includes short videos of resource challenges facing people and the land.

Online Modules for Rangeland Vegetation Assessment

This course provides an in-depth introduction into rangeland vegetation monitoring and assessment. Includes 12 subject-specific learning modules with video presentations, learning guides, and self-check activities.