Native American Natural Resource Program

The Native American Natural Resource Program (NANRP) provides Native students with the services and resources they need for a successful academic experience here at the University of Montana.

The mission of the NANRP is to provide Native American students enrolled in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation with educational opportunities and support that will assist and guide them as they earn their undergraduate degree.

Some of the services the NANRP offers Native American students enrolled in the college:

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • academic and financial aid advising (including transfer advising)
  • internship and seasonal job placement
  • And scholarship searches


  • The CFC jobs database lists jobs open to students or alumni
  • Yellowstone National Park - Resource Management Internship, summer 2017m, for Native American students (pdf file)
  • Tribal Youth Internship Program (Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak) Three opportunities for tribal youth interested in working in various disciplines within the natural resources field: Tribal Fisheries, Natural Resources, and Wildlife. $15/hr. Ages 18-25. 

Scholarships available for Native American students:

We work closely with the Office of American Indian Student Services and the Native American Studies Department to help our students as they transition to the University of Montana.

Upcoming Events

BEETLES Science and Learning for Field Instructors 

This Institute will take place from December 10-15, 2017, in the Northern Bay Area of California. Applications will close Monday, April 3 2017. This is the second of five FREE (including room/board and a travel stipend) Institutes, funded by the National Science Foundation, that will take place over three years (the others will be in August and December, 2018; and August, 2019). Each Leadership Institute will engage participants in stimulating conversations, build leadership expertise, share wisdom across a variety of programs, and model research-based resources for professional learning and student experiences.

The Institute is open to all outdoor environmental education programs that use science as a lens for looking at nature.

Program coordinator:

Ruth Swaney
Forestry Bldg. Rm. 101
Office Hours: Mon - Thurs

The W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation acknowledges that we are in the aboriginal territories of the Salish land and Kalispel people. We honor and appreciate that.

Read the Resolution to reconstitute Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples' Day, passed by ASUM on Sept. 30, 2015

Read the City of Missoula's proclamation on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women Awareness Day, designated as Feb. 14

Resources for Native American Students at UM