The Northwest Campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks is located in Nome, Alaska, on the Seward Peninsula some 600 miles northwest of Anchorage. Viable populations of reindeer, caribou, muskoxen and moose inhabit the wilderness surrounding Nome. Local people have a substantial traditional ecological knowledge base. However, most individuals do not have the training in western science required to acquire and maintain positions with the state and federal governments. The 30-credit High Latitude Range Management (HLRM) Certificate Program relies on traditional knowledge and western science. Students are trained across several disciplines for entry-level positions in the natural sciences. A variety of teaching methods are used including traditional lectures, experiential methods, field trips and laboratory sessions. In addition, students have the option of pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree after earning their certificates.