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NRES 150 Fundamentals of Plant Science (3 credits)
An introduction to plant science including structure, growth process, propagation, growth media, biological competitors, and physical and chemical surroundings of the environment, including soils and practices in the modern world.

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NRES 222 Soils (3 credits)
Introductory course providing an understanding of soils structures, properties, formations, and composition as it relates to plants and other environmental aspects. Emphasis will be placed on study soils from a land use and management perspective. (Formerly NRS 101, Introduction to Soil Science)

Prerequisite: Must also be enrolled in NRES 223

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NRES 223 Soils Laboratory (1 credits)
Designed to complement NRES 222 lecture course. This one-credit hour course is presented to provide students with hands-on laboratory and field experiences to better understand the science and management of soils. Designed to complement NRES 222 lecture course.

Prerequisite: Must also be enrolled in NRES 222.

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NRES 241 Principles of Range Management (3 credits)
Basic principles of range management as they apply and relate to livestock production, conservation practices and wildlife management, regional vegetation types and range sites, and grazing systems along with considerations of multiple range uses. (Formerly NRS 100, Introduction to Principles of Natural Resources)

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NRES 251 Rangeland Measurements and Monitoring (4 credits)
Designed to instruct students in livestock and plan management on rangelands. Provides instruction in the most common and acceptable rangeland monitoring systems. Students will participate in actual rangeland monitoring and plant/data collection. (Formerly NRES 215, Principles of Rangeland Management and Monitoring)

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NRES 299 Special Topics in Natural Resources (1-6 credits)
Various short courses (one-to-six credits) covering a variety of subjects in natural resources. May be repeated up to nine credits.

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NRES 310 Wildlife Ecology and Management (4 credits)
Wildlife ecology is the study of interactions between organisms and their environment. Wildlife management is the practice of balancing the needs of wildlife and other factors that have an adverse impact on these species. Explores many aspects of what wildlife managers do to help insure the long term success of wildlife.

Prerequisite: Must have completed BIOL 190 or BIOL 191.

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NRES 330 Rangeland Plant ID (1-6 credits)
Designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to identify, collect and mount native and cultivated plants found in the rangelands of Northeastern Nevada. Students learn and demonstrate appropriate plant mounting protocol. This is a student self-paced course. May be repeated up to six credits.

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NRES 375 Rangeland Watershed Management (3 credits)
Advanced course investigating the study of rangeland watershed management. Includes soils, plant diversity and inventory, rangeland conditions, range site verification, archaeology, hydrology, wildlife, and livestock management as these pertain to a watershed and watershed management.

Prerequisite: Must have completed NRES 150 and NRES 222 and NRES 241.

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NRES 485 Special Topics in Environmental Science (1-3 credits)
Presentation and review of recent research, innovations and developments related to natural resources management, hydrology, conservation biology, and environmental chemistry. May be repeated up to nine credits.

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