The Wilderness Institute
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
just over one semester.
"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.”
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
2014-2015 Wilderness and Civilization Program is accepting applications!! Click here to apply for this once in a lifetime experience!
Aerie 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.
2014 Weekly Wilderness Issues Lecture Series
Tuesday March 4
Thomas Tidwell, USDA Forest Service Chief, will provide an address on USFS Wilderness Areas, 7:10pm-8:30pm in Urey Lecture Hall at University of Montana.
Learn more about this years speakers and schedule by clicking on the lecture series website
Not in Missoula? Join us via webinar!
Click HERE to register!
The Citizen Science Program will announce volunteer trip dates in early April for trips in the Frank Church Wilderness
The Wilderness Institute’s Citizen Science Program will be recriuting community volunteers for backpacking trips to complete trail maintenance and monitoring efforts across portions of the Frank Church Wilderness. Please email us to recieve dates and detailed information in early April: email@example.com 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.