Natural Resource Management

Is this Major for you?

Do you enjoy the outdoors? Would you like to learn about conducting environmental research and how to apply your knowledge and skills to real-world issues? Will you come to class prepared to work both mentally and physically? Does hands-on work with wildlife interest you? If you have answered "yes" to the questions above then the Natural Resource Management program may be right for you.

What is the Natural Resource Management Program?

Natural Resource Management is an extremely diverse field that includes all careers that focus on the conservation of the Earth's renewable resources. The goal of all natural resource managers is to conserve the global and local environment in perpetuity. Only through sound scientific research will this be possible. Environmental careers are among those projected to experience considerable growth in the coming decades. The Bristol County Agricultural High School Natural Resource Management program provides a broad introduction to various environmental fields and is delivered by instructors with professional experience in wildlife biology and outdoor recreation.

NRM Related Fields

  • Wildlife Biology
  • Zoology
  • Fisheries Biology
  • Marine Biology
  • Forestry
  • Botany
  • Ecology
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Environmental Science

School to Career Pathways for the High School Graduate

  • Water Quality Technician
  • Outdoor Recreation Equipment Sales
  • Eco-Tourism Guide/Leader
  • Park Ranger
  • Hazardous Waste/Waste Water Technician
  • Aquaculture Technician
  • Problem Animal Control Agent

NRM Curriculum

As an NRM major you will take the following courses:

  • Land Navigation
  • Outdoor Skills
  • Wildlife of New England
  • Habitat Management
  • Introduction to Forestry
  • Introduction to Museum Operations
  • Environmental Interpretation
  • Outdoor Recreation and Tourism
  • Watershed Management
  • Fisheries
  • Marine Biology
  • Senior Research

Related Courses

  • Environmental Professionalism
  • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Introduction to Sustainability
  • Introduction to Aquaculture
  • Scientific Research
  • Ecology
  • Population Biology
  • Environmental Policy

Suggested Certifications

  • Basic Hunter Education
  • Trapper Education
  • Sea Safety Training
  • First Responder/Wilderness First Responder
  • Pesticide Applicator
  • Wetland Delineator
  • Boating Safety
  • Off Highway Vehicle Safety
  • Timber Harvesting License

Higher Education Opportunities

The following are some of the colleges and universities that graduates of the NRM program have attended. Many other colleges and universities offer related degrees.

  • Bridgewater State University
  • Bristol Community College
  • Central Washington University
  • Drew University
  • Florida Southern College
  • Framingham State University
  • Franklin Pierce University
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • Paul Smith's College
  • Roger Williams University
  • Salem State University
  • South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
  • SUNY Cobleskill
  • Unity College
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Maine - Farmington
  • University of Maine - Orono
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
  • University of New England
  • University of New Haven
  • University of North Carolina - Wilmington

Related Professional Organizations

  • The Wildlife Society
  • The American Fisheries Society
  • The Society of American Foresters
  • American Zoo & Aquarium Society
  • Society for the Study Amphibians & Reptiles
  • Botanical Society of America
  • Society for Conservation Biology
  • Association of Outdoor Recreation & Education

NRM Careers Requiring Additional Education

  • Forester
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Conservation Agent
  • Marine Scientist
  • Environmental Law Officer
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Botanist
  • Zoo/Aquarium/Museum Staff
  • Environmental Journalist
  • State/National Park Manager
  • Fisheries Biologist