Today's ranch managers must know how to manage employees, interpret policy and effectively comment on an environmental impact statement as much as they know how to select a replacement heifer or design a grazing system. Seminars will be held monthly on the last Tuesday beginning in August through May (excluding September & December) and are open to students, staff, & faculty from all disciplines, ranching professionals, and the community.


2020-2021 Natural Resource & Policy Seminar Series


  • November 17th, 2020 The complexity of managing wildlife populations (Lindsey Parsons, MT FWP)
  • January 26th, 2021 The Endangered Species Act and CCAAs (Jodi Bush, US FWS and Kelsey Molloy, TNC)
  • February 23rd, 2021 The NEPA process and opportunities for public participation (Chelcie Cargill, MTFB)
  • March 30th, 2021 Natural resource planning and cost-share conservation programs (TBD NRCS)
  • April 27th, 2021 Noxious weed law and the growing threat from invasive species (Jasmine Reimer, MT DOA)
  • May 25th, 2021 Conservation Easements/ Grass banking and how these are helping keep ranches viable (Brian Martin, TNC)