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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.

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EVST alum working in Bristol Bay, AK

Salmon of Bristol Bay. Photo from Save Bristol Bay Facebook page

EVST grad alum Shoren Brown (2006) has been serving as Executive Director of Bristol Bay United, campaigning to stop the pebble mine in Bristol Bay Alaska. His work was recently chronicled in a new book by New York Times best-selling author Paul Greenberg, American Catch, which analyzes current...

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Youth Harvest Program is highlighted in the Missoulian

Laurie Strand Bridgeman works with a Youth Harvest member in the greenhouse

Former EVST student Laurie Strand Bridgeman, director of Youth Harvest, was featured in a recent Missoulian article - one of a series of articles and videos highlighting the Youth Harvest program. Youth Harvest is a therapeutic, service-oriented, work program that incorporates therapy with...

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PEAS farm celebrates the fall harvest in style

Pile o' pumpkins in the PEAS farm hoophouse

The PEAS farm held its 9th annual Fall Harvest Festival this past weekend where up to 500 families gathered to celebrate the fall season. Kids picked and carved pumpkins and pressed apple cider - all with fruit that was grown nearby. This is just one of many celebrations held at the PEAS farm,...

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Celebrating MT Forest Products Week

Tree tag describing ecosystem services of trees

MT Forest Products Week is a state legislated week to celebrate MT’s forests, sustainable forestry, wood products, and the men and women who make it all happen.  From Oct. 17-24 Montanans across the state will be celebrating their connection to our state’s forested...

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The Planetwalker connecting environmental education efforts in the US & China

Book cover: The Planetwalker

John Francis the Planetwalker came through Missoula in the 1980’s and completed an EVST degree while walking around the planet. After the oil spill in San Francisco Bay in the 70′s John Francis decided that he would help raise environmental consciousness and stopped taking all...

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Caffeinated: An EVST alum's investigation of modern caffeine culture

Book cover of EVST alum's new book: Caffeinated

EVST alum Murray Carpenter (1994) participated in several panels at the Festival of the Book this past weekend in Missoula, revealing the little-known truth about caffeine, an addictive, largely unregulated drug. His new work is Caffeinated: How our daily habit helps, hurts, and hooks...

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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

evst@mso.umt.edu