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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

Rosalyn learns about spatial analysis through a Faculty Professional Enhancement Award

Rosalyn LaPier

Rosalyn received a Faculty Professional Enhancement award to travel to Portland, Oregon to both meet with folks at the internationally recognized nonprofit Ecotrust and to take time to learn about the important role spacial analysis tools, such as GIS and mapping, have in visualizing complex...

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The PEAS farm reaches long-term lease agreement

Hoophouses and farm fields at the PEAS farm

The PEAS Farm sits on 10 acres of Missoula County Public School land. Now, that land is being leased to the City of Missoula, who in turn has agreed to a 40-year sub-lease with Garden City Harvest, the organization that runs the PEAS farm in collaboration with EVST. This long-term lease has been...

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Camas Online Feature: Sustenance Through Shechita

Black and white photo of a goat lying on the ground

Camas Magazine, the environmental journal of EVST, has showcased EVST graduate student Sam Plotkin's essay "Sustenance Through Shechita," as the Winter 2014 online feature article.  Camas Magazine is edited and published each semester by graduate students in Environmental...

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What truly is the last best place?

Last Best Place sticker of Montana

Lauren Koshere's (MS 2012) essay, “A Last-Best Place: Challenging the Rhetoric of the Superlative,” was just published in ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature & Environment) Summer 2014 from Oxford U. Press and U. Nevada--Reno. Lauren first drafted this essay...

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Dreams should fuel you, not define you

Hank Green with his guitar

"Dreams should fuel you, not define you," so says Hank Green, UM EVST alum. Years ago Hank and his brother, John, created the VlogBrothers channel on YouTube, which quickly became very popular. Since then, Hank has worked on a number of successful projects, including the creation of his...

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Circumnavigation: The Revolutionary Way, by EVST grad student Nick Triolo

Runners silhouetted at sunset in the mountains

Congratulations to EVST student Nick Triolo on publishing a photo essay, “Circumnavigation: The Revolutionary Way." You can read this essay about Nick's traveling and running adventures at the TerritoryRun website. In addition to being an EVST grad student Nick is a writer,...

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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