The Department of Range & Watershed Management was established in 1992. The first batch of students were admitted in the same year. Due to following academical and infrastructural development, it was converted to an independent faculty. Now there are three departments of Rangeland Management, Watershed Management and Arid Zone working under this Faculty. about 18 academic members are working closely on teaching and research as per need of the Golestan Province and the country as a whole. This has created a momentum of collaborations among the academics of the faculty, and those of other national and regional institutes through which it is hoped that most researches and teaching needs of the area will be covered.