Resource Conservation Transfer
  • Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS)

FVCC’s Resource Conservation transfer curriculum provides students with foundational knowledge in biology, chemistry, forestry, statistics and other subjects while preparing them to transfer with junior status to the University of Montana-Missoula’s College of Forestry and Conservation.

If you are interested in addressing real-world environmental challenges, consider a career in resource conservation.
The challenging and rapidly evolving field of environmental conservation requires broad training and the ability to integrate and communicate across disciplines. Students who intend to seek a career in resource conservation can complete most of the first two pre-professional years of study at FVCC to ready themselves for the junior year at the University of Montana-Missoula (UM). FVCC’s Forestry and Natural Resources advisor can help you identify the best classes for a successful transfer to the curricular tract of your choice at UM.


UM’s College of Forestry and Conservation prepares students for the diverse opportunities that exist in environmental conservation, natural resource management, and sustainable livelihoods and communities.

Attributes of Successful Resource Conservation Professionals

  • Passion for natural environments
  • Enjoy working outside in all types of weather
  • Strong communication skills
  • Mathematically adept
  • Ability to think critically and solve problems

Student Support Center Advisor

Russ Lamson

LRC 129

(406) 756-3885
Faculty Advisor

Christina Relyea

RH 156

(406) 756-3946

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