Texas Tech University

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, Davis College, TTU, and other universities, and ultimately increases awareness and recognition of the undergraduate and graduate opportunities available in NRM and Davis College.

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 Madelyn Knauss

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.
Club dues are $25 for one semester or $50 for the year which includes a club T-shirt. At our meetings we not only discuss numerous volunteer and internship opportunities, we are involved in wildlife research projects, sponsor an Annual Game Dinner each Fall, and coordinate a TTUTWS Camping Trip each semester, as well as captures and hunting trips. 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 president Madeleine Rawlings.


Student Association for Fire Ecology (SAFE)

SAFE is a social student organization and professional forum for diverse students. Regular SAFE activities include social gatherings, participating in prescribed burning with regional partners, and learning about fire ecology research locally and through national networks. 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.

For more information, please contact the SAFE faculty advisor, Dr. Nathan Gill (nathan.gill@ttu.edu) or President Badri Ghimire.


Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Scott Collins

President - Lauren Soliz

Learn fisheries field techniques, network with professionals, assist student, faculty, and agencies, resume booster.


Plant ID Team

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Robert Cox

Weekly team meetings/practices.

Travel to competitions in Texas and around the U.S.

No dues; some travel costs may incur


Texas Tech Student Chapter of the Society of Range Management

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Cooper-Norris

President - Logan Jones

Professional development, volunteer activities, outdoor recreation, natural resource projects, guest presentations, fundraising.