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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 Erin Stukenholtz

Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society At Texas Tech (TTUTWS)

The Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society at Texas Tech is an official student chapter of The Wildlife Society whose mission is "To inspire, empower, and enable wildlife professionals to sustain wildlife populations and habitats through science-based management and conservation." The TTUTWS Chapter goal is to facilitate professional development and field experience opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. We work to collaborate and coordinate with wildlife and natural resource professionals throughout Texas to increase student awareness about career options, provide networking opportunities, and provide opportunities to improve employment and career success. Membership is open to all university students interested in natural resource conservation.
We meet on the first and third Wednesday of every month (during the academic year) in the Experimental Science Building Room 120 at 5:45pm. Club dues are $25 for one semester or $50 for the year which includes a club T-shirt. In addition to our biweekly meetings where we discuss numerous volunteer and internship opportunities, we are involved in wildlife research projects, sponsor an Annual Game Dinner Alumni Event each Fall, an Alumni Tailgate Event at a Texas Tech Baseball each Spring, and coordinate a TTUTWS Camping Trip each semester. We attend and participate in the Annual Conference of The Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society and actively foster networking and professional experience opportunities.

For more information, contact secretary Madeleine Thornley.


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.

SAFE will be active in Spring 2019. If you are interested in more information, please contact the organization's advisor, Matthew McEwen