Prepare to take wildlife conservation actions that integrate the needs of both nature and people in sustainable, equitable ways
Dive into the history of land ethics while refining your own. Study the current state of wildlife policy as you build the skills to become a sustainability change agent. Construct comprehensive habitat management plans and learn to communicate with different audiences about conservation methods, goals, and outcomes.
Upon successful completion, students will be able to:
- Refine their own land ethic after studying the writings of leaders in wildlife conservation
- Improve community stewardship of natural resources using the skills of a sustainability change agent
- Build a habitat management plan grounded in conservation science and responsible land use
- Create effective, visually appealing conservation messages designed for specific audiences
- Evaluate how science, advocacy, and public engagement inform wildlife conservation policy
- Analyze conservation policy, including the scientific, political, and socio-economic forces influencing it
Take a cross-disciplinary approach
Solving complex natural resource challenges requires a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach. Learn to account for (and integrate) the many different elements that affect decisions as you develop action-oriented conservation plans.
Analyze natural resources management theory and practices, gaining a more nuanced understanding of the multiple viewpoints that impact public discourse and decisions related to this important field.
Gain the skills to make a bigger impact in your conservation career
This program can help you become a more well-rounded leader in natural resources management and environmental science. Get both a philosophical and functional view that applies to a wide range of careers, from land management to public affairs to wildlife biology.