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The Bolle Center for People and Forests conducts interdisciplinary and innovative education, research, and community engagement to advance understanding and knowledge of the relationships between people, forests, and natural resources. The center applies that knowledge to a variety of social and ecological values and public concerns with the goal of improving natural resource management. Our projects honor the legacy of Arnold Bolle by focusing on:

  • Educating future conservationists at the University of Montana and through unique partnerships with local and international organizations
  • Conducting a wide array of research to assist natural resource organizations and citizens with their management and conservation concerns
  • Catalyzing collaborative efforts to use science and community-based solutions to restore natural resources and create jobs
  • Promoting social science research of natural resource issues locally, nationally, and internationally through the Journal of Society & Natural Resources