Landscape and Livelihood-9-credit Summer Program- Montana

Swan Valley Connections
Swan Valley Montana
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Landscape & Livelihood is a 9-credit field program that immerses students in the working landscapes of Western Montana. These glacier-carved mountains and valleys are home to a diverse suite of wildlife, the headwaters of North America, expansive forests and farm lands, and dispersed rural communities. We invite students to study the complexities of natural resource management through experience. The semester is divided into three classes: Forests and Communities, Food, Culture and Conservation, and Watershed Dynamics and Management Issues. Students will explore the relationships between rural livelihoods and natural resource conservation and learn strategies that transform challenges into opportunities for sustainability. We believe that a deep understanding of ecological processes combined with empathy for human communities leads to innovative and thoughtful stewardship. Landscape & Livelihood develops practical and analytical conservation skills that can be applied anywhere. In this program, you will experience firsthand the tensions that arise between balancing human and ecological needs, and engage with conservation solutions that integrate both. We admit 8-12 highly motivated applicants who are passionate about conservation and willing to commit to a challenging physical and academic experience.
There are no prerequisites for this program
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Sara Lamar
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