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Student Organizations

The Department of Natural Resources Management encourages its students to take advantage of the opportunity for service and involvement in student organizations.

Association of Natural Resource Scientists (ANRS)

The Association of Natural Resource Scientists ("ANRS") is a professional research scientist organization which serves the Texas Tech University natural resources community. Our activities are geared to supporting the professional development of student members and to fulfill our role as a service organization for the betterment of our local and regional community. In so doing, ANRS promotes and facilitates research and the dissemination of such research by members, contributes to the education of students interested in natural resources management and associated fields, facilitates communication and scientific interaction among members of ANRS, NRM, CASNR, TTU, and other universities, and ultimately increases awareness and recognition of the undergraduate and graduate opportunities available in NRM and CASNR.

In addition to our focus on promoting membership participation at scientific meetings, we also aim to host guest speakers/lecturers, as well as to provide a general forum for open communication among students, faculty, and staff of NRM.

For more information, contact President Olivia Kost.

Range, Wildlife, and Fisheries Club (RWF)

The Range, Wildlife, and Fisheries Club is a collection of students from chapters of the Society for Range Management (SRM), The Wildlife Society (TWS), and the American Fisheries Society (AFS). Membership is open to all university students interested in Range, Wildlife, Fisheries and Conservation Science.

The Range, Wildlife, and Fisheries Club's goal is to bring together students and professionals from a variety of natural resource fields to increase student awareness about the career options in natural resources, and provide assistance in obtaining employment and career success.

Dues for the club are $20 per year or $10 per semester; meetings are on the second & fourth Thursdays of every month at 7 p.m. in Goddard 101.

In addition to these meetings, the club is involved with a variety of fund raisers, community service projects, professional meetings, and conservation related projects and trips.

Society for Conservation Biology (SCB)

The Society for Conservation Biology is an international professional organization dedicated to promoting the scientific study of the phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of biological diversity. The Society's membership comprises a wide range of people interested in the conservation and study of biological diversity: resource managers, educators, government and private conservation workers, and students make up more that 10,000 members world-wide. Our mission is to advance the science and practice of conserving the Earth's biological diversity.

We welcome our membership to both undergraduate and graduate students of Texas Tech University that support the purpose and mission of Society for Conservation Biology at Texas Tech University.

We meet in Animal and Food Sciences, either room 101 or 102 at 5:30 pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month. Our advisors are Dr. Blake Grisham and Dr. Warren Conway, and dues are $15 per semester.

Student Association for Fire Ecology (SAFE)

Student Association for Fire Ecology at Texas Tech University (SAFE at TTU) is a professional organization providing students from diverse backgrounds with an open forum on fire ecology. Through this forum, research can be shared, networks formed, and funding and information resources accessed. Texas Tech's chapter is one of several National and International SAFE chapters which form the National SAFE Section under the Association for Fire Ecology. As a representative of the Southern Great Plains Region we provide an intricate component to this diverse group. As a portion of SAFE we assist in the development of annual objectives and goals promoting the progression of the field of fire ecology. Activities involve local meeting as well as opportunities for regional and international meetings as well as internal and external networking opportunities. Through active chapter membership SAFE at TTU is dedicated to continuing and developing new and innovative research and opportunities.