Our students learn by actively doing. One student said this after a weekend at our Lubrecht Forest for Forestry Field Skills class: "I honestly had one of the best weekends since I've been in Montana. There was so much to learn and it was all so interesting. It was really cool to be outside and see how exactly managing the forest directly impacts it."
UM's wildlife biology professor Mark Hebblewhite helps solve the mystery of declining numbers of elk in the West Fork of the Bitterroot. Mark and his graduate students worked with MT FWP over the past three years to collar elk, study vegetation in the area and document calf mortality to figure out what's killing the elk. Download the article (pdf)
Stephen Jenkins and Jena Trejo are finalists in the Barrett Foundation Business Challenge for their propsoal to convert forest slash into methanol!
Forestry alums Scott Kuehn ('81) and Amy Helena ('04) won awards at the 2014 Society of American Foresters national convention. MSU Extension Forester Peter Kolb, based here in Missoula, also won an SAF award.
We made it into the Missoulian newspaper's list of 100 Missoula icons! We're proud of our traditions and excited for the future.
PTRM student Joe Zimmerman spent the summer working as a wilderness ranger in the 80,000-acre proposed Scotchman Peaks wilderness, building a trail and serving as an ambassador for the roadless area on the Montana-Idaho border.
Join us in celebrating Montana Forest Products Week. Forestry alum Buck Fullerton from Boise Cascade will be here Friday, Oct. 17 to speak about his role managing NE Oregon timberlands for the company. His talk begins at 4:10 p.m. in ISB 110.
Professor Andrew Larson is co-author on a new paper showing changes to the world's forests from drought, permafrost loss, nitrogen pollution and other changes. Larson is part of the Smithsonian-led Center for Tropical Forest Science-Forest Global Earth Observatory, which released the report this month.
PTRM students recently attended a professional conference in Butte and wildilfe biology students built non-invasive hair tubes to help MT FWP look for northern bog lemmings. Find out what student clubs are up to here at the CFC.
On Friday, Sept. 26 we unveiled progress on three new murals for the Forestry bldg. and celebrated distinguished alumni Jim Durglo, Russ Graham, Peter Leech and Zane Smith
A recent study coauthored by the college's Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research highlights the important economic impact of bicycle tourists visiting Montana.
It's the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act this fall. Learn about local celebrations and read more about the act's future in two articles featuring thoughts from professor Martin Nie.
Students: join a cohort of new international conservation leaders. Learn more about our new International Sustainability Fellows program.
The CFC has student clubs for every interest and major. Learn more about when and where each club meets and find one that fits you.
Professor Martin Nie was appointed to the Planning Rule Federal Advisory Committee by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in Aug. 2014. The committee provides guidance and recommendations on management of America's national forests on Planning Rule implementation of the 2012 Planning Rule. The Planning Rule continues to guide stewards of national forests and grasslands in developing, revising or amending land management plans. Nie joins 20 other members as the sole representative of the scientific community.
The 15th annual CFC-led training of international land and natural resource managers visited a fire lookout in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness.
Wildfires are burning in Montana and across the West. Learn more about our research and education on this issue.
The Blackfoot River attracts a variety of recreation users. How satisfied are they with their experience on the water?
We're celebrating the legacy of Montana conservationist Bud Moore and the opening of his papers at UM's Mansfield Library.
UM Regents professor of ecology Steve Running is recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of the "world's most influential scientific minds."
CFC faculty members Winsor Lowe, Libby Metcalf and Cara Nelson are part of a recent $45 million award from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.