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The University of Montana Environmental Studies program is a diverse, interdisciplinary program that focuses on the concepts of social change and important environmental topics and issues.

The program offers a B.A. and an M.S. with multiple focus areas in each.

Recent News

"Dry," by EVST grad student Erica Langston

cover pic for the Portland Review

EVST graduate student Erica Langston's piece, "Dry," was recently published as a Flash Fiction Feature in the Portland Review. Read it on the Portland Review website. Erica has also had two other recent essay publications.  “Landfall,” first drafted in...

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An EVST alum advocates for real cleanup at the closed pulp mill

View of the shuttered Smurfit Stone company

Peter Nielsen graduated from the EVST MS program in 1987 after writing a thesis on the Frenchtown Pulp Mill and Montana’s evolving water quality policy. Soon after graduating he became the executive director of the newly formed Clark Fork Coalition. And years later, he became the head...

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What do trees have to do with Missoula's wastewater?

Tree Plantation at Missoula's Wastewater treatment plant

Tom Platt and Mark Vandermeer, two EVST graduates, work at the tree plantation which is fed by Missoula's Wastewater Treatment Plant. The plant, always looking for a way to reduce its waste, implemented the 180-acre tree plantation just this year and it already uses 20 percent of the...

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Missoula's own crop swap

Swappin' veggies

Crop Swap Missoula, started by an EVST student, aims to eliminate both hunger and food waste by establishing a strong network of growers, farmers, consumers and charitable organizations, all while emphasizing community, sustainability, participation and good stewardship in the interest of a...

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Two EVST alums just elected to the Montana state legislature

Capitol building in Helena

Congratulations to two EVST alums, Zach Brown (Bozeman) and Janet Ellis (Helena), who just won election to the Montana state legislature. Feel free to congratulate them and learn about their plans for the legislature. Learn about Brown's campaign at his website and about Ellis' campaign...

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Professor Rosalyn LaPier joins editorial board of Montana magazine

Magazine covers from "Montana: The Magazine of Western History"

Environmental Studies Instructor Rosalyn LaPier has been invited to join the national editorial board of “Montana: The Magazine of Western History,” which showcases the people, places and events that shaped the state and the western region. LaPier presented the paper...

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University of Montana

Environmental Studies Program

Phil Condon, Director

Tel: (406) 243-6273 | Fax: (406) 243-6090

Jeannette Rankin Hall 106A

32 Campus Drive | Missoula, MT 59812