Montana State University is in a class of its own. MSU is among the top 3% of colleges and universities for research expenditures, and is also classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an institution with a high undergraduate profile. This means that undergraduates at MSU get research opportunities typically reserved for graduate students at other schools. Plus, MSU’s location at the crossroads between Yellowstone National Park and some of the biggest skiing in America offers students a classroom, lab and playground unlike any in the world.

The Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences (LRES) at MSU offers a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding and managing land resources. Our coursework and research involves soils, microorganisms, insects, plants, climate, and water; the options within our majors allow undergraduates to focus on their specific areas of interest. We also offer advanced degrees – three M.S. degree programs, and online M.S. degree program, and a Ph.D. program.

Schutter Diagnostic Lab for plant identification  

Montana Extension Agents Directory

Weed and Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Group

Mangold Lab: Invasive Plant Ecology and Management

Dr Jane Mangold Bio

MWCA MSU Representative
Noelle Orloff
Office: 406-994-6297