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MSU summer course covers wildlife in Yellowstone

June 1, 2012

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MSU News Service
Tel: (406) 994-4571
BOZEMAN - A popular Montana State University summer course in Yellowstone now offers either graduate or undergraduate credits.

The course, called Yellowstone Wildlife Habitat Ecology, runs June 18 to June 23 and includes two day-long field trips to Yellowstone National Park.

With instructor Carl Wambolt, students will learn about wild ungulates in the Northern Yellowstone Winter Range, as well as many other plant and animal species. Students will practice plant identification skills with an emphasis on recognizing the northern range's flora and its importance as wildlife habitat.
The course will also cover ecosystem interrelationships as the basis for understanding the ecology of the range and interpreting the consequences of management alternatives.

Two one-day field trips to Yellowstone National Park will enhance the learning opportunity (students will return to Bozeman each evening).

The course generally fills to capacity, and early enrollment is encouraged.

Read the full course description at:

To earn two graduate credits, register for the course under Animal, Range and Natural Resources. For undergraduate credits, the course is listed under Fish and Wildlife Science and Management.

Janine Hansen, (406) 994-6683 or