Natural Resources Conservation & Management
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Rain or shine… if you love being outdoors and have an aptitude for math and technology, consider a career as a natural resources technician.

FVCC’s Natural Resources Conservation and Management program prepares students to work as technicians collecting, analyzing and presenting environmental information in the fields of forestry, range, water, wildlife and recreation management.

Using the latest technologies and techniques, students in FVCC’s Natural Resources Conservation & Management program gain extensive hands-on experience collecting data in the field, analyzing it in the lab and communicating results in various formats.


  • Employment opportunities exist within federal, state and county governmental agencies, as well as private consulting firms.
  • Graduates of this program are prepared to pursue bachelor’s degrees in forestry, range, water, wildlife and recreation management
  • The mean annual wage for a forest and conservation technician working in the state of Montana is $38,630, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Attributes of Successful Natural Resources Technicians

  • Aptitude for math and technology
  • Analytical thinker and detail-oriented
  • Enjoy working outdoors regardless of weather conditions
  • Affinity for the outdoors and nature
  • Good communication skills


Student Support Center Advisor

Russ Lamson

LRC 129

(406) 756-3885
Faculty Advisor

Tim Eichner

RH 155

(406) 756-3898

Christina Relyea

BSS 103

(406) 756-3946

For general information, contact the Admissions office: (406) 756-3847.