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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

Zach Brown Recognized as a Young Leader Changing the West

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Zach Brown, EVST alum, is showcased as one of ten people under 30 who are shaping the West's future.  The article in High Country News points out that the West is undergoing rapid change associated with climate change, energy development, population growth, changes in land use and...

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MLK Celebration features keynote by EVST Professor Rosalyn LaPier

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EVST Professor Rosalyn LaPier, the first Blackfeet tribal member hired in a tenure-track position at the University, was the keynote speaker at Missoula's MLK Community Celebration on Monday, January 19. LaPier spoke on racial and environmental justice. She has worked for 20+ years...

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EVST student Kara Colovich has busy year studying Sustainability

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EVST student Kara Colovich had a busy year in 2014 studying the many different facets of sustainablility within communities. Kara, who is also a winner of the 2014 Greening UM student award, spent summer 2014 in Salt Lake City working with their Division of Sustainability. You can read about her...

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Check out Missoula’s New Community Climate Website

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Missoula has a new community climate website to help you get involved. Missoula Climate activists invite you to check out the new community climate website – which describes the history of climate action efforts in Missoula, and strategic plans for climate action in Missoula. You can...

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While Glaciers Slept: a forthcoming publication from an EVST alum

Book cover of forthcoming book: While Glaciers Slept

Congratulations to M. Jackson, M.S. ’11, on her forthcoming publication of While Glaciers Slept, a book she wrote for her EVST Thesis, that will be published in Spring by Green Writers Press in Vermont. It’s about climate change, life, death, loss, grief and hope! Check it out...

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Braggin' Rights for EVST

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Since 2007, EVST students have won the following scholarships: -    12 Udall Scholarships -    5 Udall Honorable Mentions -    3 Truman Scholarships -    And a Partridge in a..... no,...

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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