Course Materials

Utah Master Naturalist courses are supported by educational materials that have been developed and written by both faculty and students at Utah State University. Although the materials have been through several rounds of evaluation and revision, they are living documents that we continually update to include the most current research, management, and issues.

Course Manuals

The Utah Master Naturalist manuals contain a tremendous amount of information that accompanies and guides each Utah Master Naturalist course. We recommend you download and read the respective manual prior to the start of each course. Printed copies are available by request upon registration for a course.

Watershed Investigations Manual

Desert Explorations Manual

Mountain Adventures Manual

Dark Sky Observations Manual

Field books

The Utah Master Naturalist field books provide an annotated look at common, rare, and invasive plants and wildlife in Utah, including their life history and ecology. You are welcome to download and print each field book in page or booklet form. An added addendum is available for the original 2012 printed version. These are large files!

Extension Publications

Here at Utah Master Naturalist, we collaborate with research scientists, graduate students, and other Extension professionals to develop educational materials about important issues and topics.  Browse the Extension publications below.


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The Utah Master Naturalist program is a Utah State University Extension certification program that teaches and certifies master naturalist volunteers and professionals. In operation since 2007, Utah Master Naturalist was developed in partnership with over 25 organizations in Utah. Designed as a knowledge-sharing program, certified Utah Master Naturalists promote stewardship of Utah's natural resources within their communities by providing education, outreach, and service.

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