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Furthering the understanding of wilderness and its stewardship through education, research, and service.

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Combine interdisciplinary coursework,
field learning, small classes, and
community engagement to earn a
Minor in Wilderness Studies in
just over one semester
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"Wilderness and Civilization has done more to equip me for “real world” conservation than any regular class could have. I have learned more about myself, my community, and the land around me in one year than I had previously in my lifetime.”
~former student

Wilderness and Civilization is an inspiring and demanding campus- and field-based academic program. Each year, a small group of students from around the country explore the human-nature relationship and wilderness issues in this semester-plus program. Coursework is interdisciplinary, and the program combines the strengths of classroom and field learning, small class size, dedicated faculty, and internship experience. more>>

2014-2015 Wilderness and Civilization Program is accepting applications!! Click here to apply for this once in a lifetime experience!

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INCOMING UM FRESHMAN EXPLORE THEIR NEW BACKYARD WITH FWE!

The FRESHMAN WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE (FWE) is an exciting new program offered for the first time this year to incoming freshman at University of Montana. Please follow this link to learn more and to sign up: http://cfc.umt.edu/wi/fwe

AerieAerie Backcountry Medicine:
In 2013, Aerie expanded its highly-regarded Semester in Wilderness Medicine, offering a new Summer Semester in addition to their Spring Program! more>>

Based in Missoula, Montana, Aerie provides wilderness and rural medical training and first aid supplies to over 2,500 students a year throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, Africa and India.  Wilderness EMT and First Responder Courses: see 2012-2013 schedule


For more information on the 50th anniverary of the Wilderness Act
visit the Wilderness50 website.


The Citizen Science Program annouonces volunteer trip dates in early April for trips in the
Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness

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The Wilderness Institute’s Citizen Science Program is recriuting community volunteers for backpacking trips to complete trail maintenance and monitoring efforts across portions of the Frank Church Wilderness . Please visit our wesite at http://cfc.umt.edu/wi/citizen_science.html or email us to detailed information: citizenscience@cfc.umt.edu or call 406.243.6936 to learn more.


Learn more about becoming a Citizen Science Volunteer this summer in the Frank Church Wilderness



The Citizen Science Program monitors weeds, inventories recreation impacts, and evaluates wilderness character.

"Last summer was a mind-expanding and fulfilling experience on par with living in Japan for a year, bicycling myself across the northwest, and assembling an exhibition of my artwork. I met and learned from wise and motivated people; we had fruitful backcountry talks about Montana’s wildlands and the importance of carefully collecting quantitative data to inform stewardship of these areas."

Read the rest of Field Leader Evan Holstrom's personal essay about the Wilderness Institute's Citizen Monitoring Program here.