Natural Resources Enterprise Management: Development

Balancing outdoor adventure with responsible land use.

Whether you aim to promote outdoor enjoyment or develop landscapes for economic purposes, managing natural resources involves a balance. You might create business and marketing plans for responsible recreation or work on long-term strategies for economic benefits.

As an NREM Development student, you'll learn about both day-to-day and long-term planning for natural areas and landscapes, including business and land-use management. You will take courses across disciplines to help you get a holistic view and balance different perspectives in the business of natural resources.

Graduates of this program walk into careers possessing a strong foundation in natural resources management and business entrepreneurship and are prepared for exciting opportunities in the eco-tourism, outdoor recreation, outfitter, forestry, ranching and adventure sports industries. 

This program could be a good fit if you:

  • Enjoy working in the outdoors and interacting with people
  • Manage a natural resources-based business
  • Use business and entrepreneurial skills to run an outdoor enterprise
  • Make decisions that benefit people and the environment

With this degree, you could become a/an:

  • Rafting, Fishing, or Hunting Outfitter
  • Guide Services Coordinator
  • Lodge or Resort Manager
  • Outdoor Recreation 
  • Adventure Sports Promoter

Available On-Campus

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