Natural Resources Conservation & Mgmt – AAS
The Natural Resources Conservation and Management degree prepares students to work as technicians collecting and interpreting environmental information through techniques developed and refined in the traditional fields of forestry, range, water, wildlife and recreation. Students will apply this knowledge to the emerging fields of restorative and sustainable land management. Upon completion of this program, students will:
- Understand the complex biological, physical and human interactions as they relate to natural resources and land management;
- Demonstrate strong math and computer skills;
- Use various measuring instruments and accurately record data;
- Summarize, analyze and present results from collected data to supervisors and interested parties;
- Identify many trees, shrubs, forbs and grasses occuring in Montana;
- Use compasses, GPS receivers and maps to navigate within the public land survey system and locate ownerships and establish sample points;
- Use GPS and GIS techniques to analyze and present data within the context of land use and management;
- Identify many insect, disease and fire hazard situations and their relationships to ecology and sustainability; and
- Understand various federal, state and local laws, which govern people’s use and management of land.
For general information, contact the Admissions office: (406) 756-3847.