Welcome to Environmental Studies at the University of Montana
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 possible in each.
Environmental Studies Students Receive Series of Spring Awards
All undergrad Environmental Studies majors except where noted.
- Mara Menahan received Truman Scholarship
- Hope Radford (EVST minor) received a Udall Scholarship
- Corey Bressler received Honorable Mention for the Udall Scholarship
- Rebecca Collins won the inaugural Phi Beta Kappa Essay contest
- David Schaad won an Outstanding Presentation Award for his UMCUR presentation on Environmental Justice in Chile
- Sara Anderson won 3rd place in the Missoula Public Library essay contest
- Erica Langston (M.S. candidate) was accepted and granted a scholarship to participate in the 2014 Byron Fellowship
- Peter McDonough (M.S. candidate) received a 2014 Bertha Morton Scholarship
Of Stories and Bonfires: Wild Mercy Readings 2014 by Nick Triolo
Since 2003, the Wild Mercy Reading Series, sponsored by the Environmental Studies Department, Camas Magazine and UM FLAT, has highlighted some of the finest writers and student voices in Missoula's burgeoning environmental writing scene. Over the past few years, the UM FLAT has hosted these readings in our studio. For eight consecutive weeks this spring, two writers got up in front of a crowd of 30-60 people to read their work-stories, poetry, and music. Read more...
Environmental Studies Faculty Teaching in China
Dr. Len Broberg is teaching the graduate course Citizen Participation in Environmental Decisionmaking in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Guizhou University of Finance and Economics in Guiyang China this March 2014. The photos are of a field trip to Miao and Dong ethnic minority villages in Guizhou Province. Click each photo for larger image.
Wild Mercy Stories Captivate Audience
Wild Mercy is the annual reading series of the University of Montana's Environmental Studies program, featuring current students, program alumni, and visiting writers. 2014, Wild Mercy's 11th season, was its third at the UM FLAT, a student-run community space in Missoula. Read full story from the Monatana Kaimin.
Environmental Studies Student receives Organic Crop Scholarship
Ellie Costello, EVST graduate student, has been awarded a Research and Education Scholarship from the Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA) for her research on plant breeders' views producing widely-available, diverse seed for organic farmers today and tomorrow.
Bad Luck Way by Bryce Andrews
Bryce Andrews, EVST M.S. 2010, published Bad Luck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West from Simon and Schuster in January 2013.
Environmental Studies Faculty participate in University of Montana's TEDx event
Neva Hassanein, Environmental Studies, and Mark LoParco, Director of Dining, on "Cultivating Food Democracy"
Josh Slotnick, Environmental Studies faculty and PEAS farm Director, on "Community Farming: It's Not about Food"
Environmental Studies students attend Climate Talks in Poland. story here
The University of Montana Student Delegation to the International Conference on Climate Change in Warsaw Poland November 11-22, 2013, included Environmental Studies students Mara Menahan, Stephanie Lackey and Sam Dexter. Follow the Student Delegate Blog on tumblr.
Environmental Studies alums honored as outstanding conservationists story here
Environmental Studies instructor Josh Slotnick has new book HomeFarm story here
AgWeek features Sustainable Food & Farming Students story here
Environmental Studies student publishes guide to invasive species
Jen McBride designed a pocket guide to Aquatic Invasive Species threatening the Crown of the Continent in collaboration with the Crown Managers Partnership. The guide was distributed to land managers throughout the region. See the guide here.
Environmental Studies student receives national award
Gabrielle Ostermayer received the 2013-2014 Graduate Scholarship from the American Water Resources Association based on her academic record and the quality & relevance of her research.
Environmental Studies alum drives local food/ag movement
From Farm to College programs to Food Corps and Grow Montana, Crissie McMullan has helped launch a movement. Read more..
Student Research Blogs
Check out what Environmental Studies faculty, students and alumni are doing now.
"Avalanche Basin Podcast Series": Environmental Studies Graduate Students Featured on Glacier National Park's Website with audio podcasts featuring various aspects of the Avalanche Basin. Visit Blog
Ecogeek.org: A website/blog brought to us by Environmental Studies alumni Hank Green, which explores the symbiosis between nature and technology. Visit Blog
Deep in the Delta: Stories from Vietnam 16 students, 1 professor and gracious hosts in the Mekong Delta eager to share Visit Blog
Environmental Studies Program
Jeannette Rankin Hall 106A
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812-4320
Tel: (406) 243-6273
Fax: (406) 243-6090