Wildlife and Forestry Conservation (BS)

Green Mountain College

Date Posted: Oct. 15, 2018
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


Green Mountain College offers an integrated degree in Wildlife and Forestry Conservation. This degree is designed to prepare students for the challenging responsibilities required of land managers in public agencies, resource specialists in non-governmental organizations, and consultants working in the private sector. Students interested in pursuing professions in forestry, wildlife, fisheries, conservation law enforcement, and park management will benefit from this degree

Graduates of this program will meet the requirements for government employment at the GS-5 level in one of the main federal land management agencies: National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Graduates of this degree will also be able to pursue state employment, or graduate study in fields such as natural resources, forestry, wildlife biology, fisheries, recreation management, or public policy. Graduates will gain special skills in conducting forest and wildlife inventories, working with geographic information systems (GIS), and developing resource plans. Students will learn how to manage natural resources for multiple values including timber, wildlife, fisheries, wilderness, recreation, energy production, and others.

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