August 31, 2018
Range Science program at NMSU
Thirty six undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in natural resource courses offered by the Range Science program at NMSU attended the summer tour of the New Mexico Section of the Society for Range Management on Friday, August 24. The tour included visits to a number of sites on the Agua Chiquita grazing allotment in the Lincoln National Forest. Students were able to gain hands-on experience with riparian conservation and management projects. They had a unique opportunity to interact with ranchers and natural resource professionals from the US Forest Service and the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service – most of whom graduated from NMSU with a Range Science degree- to learn about the science and art of harmonizing animal agriculture and natural resource conservation in New Mexico. Most of the students attending the tour are enrolled in Rangeland Resource Management, Rangeland Resource Ecology, and Arid Land Plant-Animal Interactions this semester.