field PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Landscape & Livelihood is a 16-credit field program that immerses students in the working landscapes of Western Montana. These glacier-carved mountains and valleys are home to a diverse suite of wildlife, the headwaters of North America, expansive forests and farm lands, and dispersed rural communities. We invite students to study the complexities of natural resource management through experience. The semester is divided into five classes: Forests and Communities, Agriculture and Sustainability, Biogeography, Watershed Dynamics, and a Community Conservation Project. Students will explore the relationships between rural livelihoods and natural resource conservation and learn strategies that transform challenges into opportunities for sustainability. We believe that a deep understanding of ecological processes combined with empathy for human communities leads to innovative and thoughtful stewardship. Landscape & Livelihood develops practical and analytical conservation skills that you can take anywhere. Make lasting connections. Make Montana your classroom.
2020 PROGRAM DATES
August 31 - November 7, 2020
Program fee: $11,250
University of Montana credit fee: $775
Scholarships and financial aid are available
Program fee includes:
All meals and lodging
All course reading material
Ground transportation during the program, including pickup and drop-off at Missoula's airport.
Group camping equipment
Group field gear
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