The College of Forestry and Conservation was one of the first forestry programs in the nation and will celebrate its centennial in 2013. The College has three departments: Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences, Forest Management, and Society and Conservation. There are ten degree programs with 790 undergraduate and 151 graduate students enrolled in the College.
Points of Pride
The College houses the Montana Forest and Conservation Experiment Station (MFCES), a state agency providing research, demonstration and education on forest management topics of significance to Montanans. MFCES manages two remarkable properties that welcome student, partner and public use: the Lubrecht Experimental Forest and the Bandy Experimental Ranch.
The College’s Wildlife Biology Program, shared with the Division of Biological Sciences, is the nation’s premier wildlife educational and research program.
The College is an international leader in wilderness and protected area management, hosting the prestigious International Seminar on Protected Area Management for the last 12 years.
Along with private, state, and federal government partners, the College has become the national center for wildfire research though the National Center for Landscape Fire Analysis.
Regents Professor of Ecology Steve Running won the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize for climate change research. An interdisciplinary minor in climate change was added in 2010.
UM Foundation Support
During the 2011 academic year, more than $103,000 in scholarships were awarded to students.
The College has two endowed chairs in the Wildlife Biology department: the Boone and Crockett Professor of Wildlife Conservation and the John J. Craighead Chair and Professor of Wildlife Biology.
The College is in need of funding for revitalizing and improving operations in the UM Memorial Greenhouse for the reproduction of native plants and reforestation programs.
The College of Forestry and Conservation has many opportunities for donor impact, including support for a new natural resources building to house the College and affiliated wildlife, forestry and wilderness organizations on campus. Additional funds are needed to support quickly growing international programs and success among American Indian students through the support of the innovative Native American Natural Resources Program.
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