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  • Montana Conservationist Bud Moore's Legacy

    The Mansfield Library and CFC invite you to the opening of the Bud Moore papers at the Mansfield Library Archives and Special Collections on Thurs., Aug. 7 at 3 p.m. Read more.

  • Contribution of nonresident tourism to Montana's economy

    In 2013, more than 11 million nonresidents visited Montana, spending $3.6 billion in the state, according to research now published by the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research (link to pdf).

  • Climate Change Accelerates Trout Hybridization

    A new article by researchers from the University of Montana, the U.S. Geological Survey and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks asserts that climate warming is increasing the hybridization of trout in the interior western United States.

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  • Wildlife Biology Professor Highlights Importance of Mammal Migration

    Wildlife biology professor Mark Hebblewhite weighs in on new findings of how far zebras and other mammals migrate in Africa. Read more in National Geographic.

  • Professor Wakimoto Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

    Professor Ron Wakimoto received the Biswell Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Fire Ecology. Read more.

  • Semiarid Lands and Global Carbon Uptake

    New research co-written by Steve Running highlights the importance of semiarid ecosystems in a recent, record-breaking uptake of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

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  • New Research on Tropical Nitrogen Levels

    New research from UM researcher Ben Sullivan shows that humans have more than doubled tropical nitrogen inputs. The team of four UM researchers looked at the biological nitrogen fixation in tropical rain forests. Read more.

  • UM Lands Largest Research Award in University History

    UM received a $45 million cooperative agreement award from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with CFC faculty members Cara Nelson and Elizabeth Metcalf and Wildlife Biology program director Winsor Lowe part of the team winning the largest grant in UM history. Read more.

  • UM Professor Lead Author of New U.S. Climate Assessment

    Professor Steve Running is a convening lead author on the forests chapter of the Third National Climate Assessment.

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  • Student Scholarships for 2014-15

    Thanks to generous donors and friends, this year more than 70 students received awards from the College of Forestry and Conservation. 

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  • New Research on Streamwater Chemistry

    Winsor Lowe, interim director of the wildlife biology program, co-wrote a paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on how streamwater chemistry varies across a headwater stream network.  Read more.

  • Student Wins Truman Scholarship

    Mara Menahan, majoring in environmental studies and geography with a minor in Climate Change Studies and Wilderness Studies, just received the Truman Scholarship, which awards up to $30,000 for graduate school. Read more.

  • Cara Nelson - Outstanding Faculty Advisor

    Professor of restoration ecology Cara Nelson was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Advising Award by UM for her excellence in undergraduate advising.

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  • Carl Seielstad - Lead By Example Award

    Wildland fire professor Carl Seielstad was awarded a 2013 Paul Gleason Lead By Example Award. He is the first university professor to win the award, a national recognition for firefighters. Read more.

  • Student Wins Udall Scholarship

    Sophomore Hope Radford won a $5,000 2014 Udall Scholarship. She's majoring in Resource Conservation with a minor in Climate Change Studies.

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  • New Wilderness Film Features UM Students

    A new film to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act features Wilderness & Civilization students on a two-week trip into the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Read more and watch a trailer

  • PTRM Student Tristan Persico Receives White House Award

    Parks, tourism, and recreation management student and Afghanistan war veteran Tristan Persico received a Champions of Change award from the White House for his work conserving Montana wilderness and helping his fellow veterans readjust to civilian life. Read more.

  • How Wildfires Influence Stream Channels

    Recent PhD graduate Kevin Hyde's work was published this week in the journal Geomorphology. Hyde and co-authors, including UM faculty Kelsey Jencso, Andrew Wilcox, and the late Scott Woods, looked at how mountain stream channels incised following wildlfires and then intense rainfall. Read more.

  • Tourists Contribute More Than $3 Billion to MT's Economy

    New research from the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research finds that tourism contributed $3 billion to Montana's economy last year. More than 11 million people visited the state. Read more.

  • Plum Creek Lecture Series March 27-28

    The annual Plum Creek Distinguished Lecture series kicks off March 27 with a lecture by Richard Waring, followed by other speakers on the topic The Future of Forests and Forest Management. CFE credits available. Visit Plum Creek web site.

  • Generous Gift Funds Conservation and Policy Professorship

    A generous bequest from Earle and Pattie Layser will establish the Earle and Pattie Layser Endowed Distinguished Professorship in Conservation Biology and Policy at the college. Read more.

  • Research Shows Converting Land to Agriculture Reduces Carbon Uptake

    Post-doc student Bill Smith and faculty Cory Cleveland and Steve Running examined the impact that converting natural land to cropland has on global vegetation growth. Read more.

  • Professor Diana Six -- Mountain Pine Beetle Science and Management Policy

    Six and co-authors analyzed what research gaps exist in informing management policy, specifically on whether timber harvests are effective at controlling bark beetles during outbreaks. Read more in the journal Forests.

  • PTRM Professor Wins UM Charter Day Award

    Congratulations to Libby Metcalf for the Tom Boone Town and Gown Award from UM Office of Alumni Relations! The award recognizes her service connecting UM to the Missoula community and will be presented at UM's Charter Day in Feb. Read more.

  • Tom Zimmerman Lecture on Wildland Fire

    Renowned wildland fire manager, researcher, and policymaker Tom Zimmerman will give a lecture Thursday, Feb. 20 as the first in the Mike & Mabelle Hardy Fire Management Lecture Series. Read more.

  • Clinton Chooses UM for PTRM Degree

    Watch Clinton explain what he loves about UM and Missoula - and why he chose to get his degree in Parks, Tourism, and Recreation Management here

  • Study Shows Bicycle Trips are Important to Montana Tourism Economy

    A new study by the Institute for Tourism & Recreation Research shows multi-day bicycle trips are a popular tourism activity in Montana; cyclists spend $75/day in Montana and stay an average of eight nights.

  • New Research Highlights Habitat Needs of Migratory Species

    New research published in Conservation Biology by wildlife biology faculty Joel Berger shows the need to protect habitat adjacent to national parks. Read more in the Missoulian.

  • Climate Change Studies in Vietnam

    UM students just returned from their wintersession course in Vietnam. Read what they learned about adapting to climate change in the Mekong Delta on their blog.

  • Large Carnivore Numbers and Range Declining Worldwide

    New research co-written by University of Montana scientists finds steep declines in the worldwide populations and habitat range of 31 large carnivore species. Their analysis was published in Science. Read more.

  • Frank Maus, forest manager at Lubrecht, was awarded the Missoula chapter of the Society of American Foresters Field Forester Award earlier this month. Congratulations Frank!  Read more.

  • Professor Steve Running Ranks Most Influential Remote Sensing Researcher

    Steve Running, University of Montana Regents Professor of Ecology, recently was ranked one of the top 20 most productive authors worldwide in remote sensing research. Read more.

  • UM researchers find sharp declines in woodland caribou

    Wildlife biology professor Mark Hebblewhite and recently graduated PhD student Nick DeCesare find fast declines in woodland caribou populations throughout Alberta. Read their recent research in Canadian Journal of Zoology or this story in the Calgary Herald.

  • CFC leaders and state policymakers discuss fire in Montana

    Dean of the college Jim Burchfield and several faculty met yesterday with local legislators to discuss the wildland urban interface and wildland fire in Montana. Read more

  • Rocky Mountain CESU Leader Recognized for Superior Service

    Kathy Tonnesson of the Rocky Mountain Cooperative Ecosystems Study Unit was recently given the Department of the Interior's Superior Service Award. Read more.

  • Professor Andrew Larson Recognized for Wilderness Research

    Professor Andrew Larson was recently awarded the Excellence in Wilderness Stewardship Research Award by the U.S. Forest Service and the International Journal of Wilderness for his recent paper on fire effects in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Read more.

  • UM Students Attend UN Climate Change Conference

    Climate Change Studies student Mara Menahan and two graduate students will travel to Poland, this weekend to attend the UN's Climate Change Conference. They'll blog about what they learn. Read more.

  • UM shares in $10 million grant to look at using beetle-killed biomass for biofuels

    Researchers at UM, including CFC professor Woodam Chung, will use a grant from the USDA to study cost and feasibility of using beetle-killed forest biomass as feedstock for biofuels. Read more.

  • UM Professor Elected Chair of International Restoration Association

    Professor Cara Nelson, who directs our Wildland Restoration program, was recently elected chair of the Society for Ecological Restoration. Read more.

  • Char Miller lecture

    Renowned environmental and public lands historian, professor, and author Char Miller gave a lecture on Nov. 7. He talked about our school's past and issued some challenges for the future.
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  • UM students in the SAF club manage timber on Mt. Jumbo

    Students in the SAF club partnered with the city of Missoula to manage 21 acres of land on the side of Mt. Jumbo. They're actively managing it to reduce fuels on this key piece of city open space land. Read more.

  • Centennial hats and t-shirts

    Official forestry club hats and t-shirts to celebrate the college's centennial; purchase online now! Only $20 each; proceeds go directly to the Forestry Club.

  • Wildlife Biology Student Research on Snowshoe Hares

    Watch what three wildlife biology students did this summer, as they studied snowshoe hares in northwestern Montana

  • Fire Program Nationally Certified

    The college's fire program is now certified by the Association for Fire Ecology. UM’s fire sciences minor was added in 2011. Read more.

  • Wildlife Biology Program Appoints Director, Student Advisor

    The University of Montana’s Wildlife Biology Program recently appointed Winsor Lowe to lead the program and Darr Tucknott joins the staff as student advisor. Read more.

  • UM Restoration Students Receive Grant

    The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation recently awarded University of Montana students a $15,000 grant to work with Five Valleys Land Trust to restore a 290-acre property at the confluence of Rock Creek and the Clark Fork River. Read more.

  • PhD Student Awarded USDA Fellowship

    PhD student Ryan Bracewell was recently awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship through the US Department of Agriculture's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. The fellowship recognizes Bracewell’s research on bark beetle-fungal symbiosis with a $77,000 award. Read more.

  • Video: UM Wildlife Biology: A Program of National Distinction

    The Wildlife Biology Program was recently named one of the UM's Programs of National Distinction. View a video about the program on YouTube

  • Professor to Lead NASA's Earth Science Committee

    Regents Professor of Ecology Steve Running was just appointed chair of a NASA  on earth science that advises the NASA administrator on science and policy. Read more.

  • New Research on Loss of Sea Ice

    UM professor of ungulate ecology Mark Hebblewhite and coauthors recently studied how a loss of sea ice in the Arctic will cause significant changes to animal habitat and health, like caribou, among other widespread changes. Read more in the Aug. 2 issue of Science.

  • Professor Diana Six to Speak at TEDx UMontana

    Professor Diana Six will speak at the first TEDx UMontana event on Sept. 19, 2013 on the UM campus. She'll share a big story about a little beetle. Read more about this event.

  • Grizzlies Abroad in Fiji and New Zealand

    The Grizzlies Abroad program offers study abroad trips for undergraduates to Fiji and New Zealand. Read more about this year's adventures in Fiji, where professor Libby Metcalf was an instructor.

  • Parks and Recreation Scholarships

    Scholarship opportunity for current students - $250 from the Montana Recreation and Parks Association awarded to two students. Deadline to apply: Sept. 10. Read more.

  • UM Scientist Looks at Role of Sea Ice in Arctic Temperatures

    New research by professor Ashley Ballantyne looks at the role of Arctic sea ice during the Pliocene era, when C02 emissions were similar to today. Read more in Nature Geoscience.

  • Mountain Goat Study in Glacier

    Dr. Joel Berger, John J. Craighead Chair and Professor of Wildlife Conservation, will study mountain goats in Glacier National Park to help the park determine how goats move on the landscape and interact with humans in the Logan Pass area. Read more.

  • UM Student to Survey Recreationists on Local Rivers

    Catey Bauer will spend the summer surveying recreationists on the Bitterroot and Blackfoot Rivers in a partnership between UM, the US Forest Service, MT Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and the Bureau of Land Management. Read more.

  • Wildlife Biology Professor Studies Elk Calves

    Wildlife biology professor Mark Hebblewhite studies elk survival in the Bitterroot Valley with Montana FWP to determine what's caused a decline in elk populations. Read more. Read more.

  • Dan Pletscher Retires as Director of Wildlife Biology Program

    Director of UM's Wildlife Biology Program Dan Pletscher retires at the end of this month after nearly 20 years leading the program and 30 years on the UM faculty. Read more.

  • Explore wildland conservation and the wilds of Montana

    The Wildlerness and Civilization program is accepting applicants for 2013-14. Check out this inspiring, rigorous academic program to learn about wilderness issues both in the classroom and out in the field.

  • Student Awarded NSF Fellowship

    Incoming graduate student Anna Bergstrom was recently awarded a National Science Foundation graduate fellowship. Anna will work with professor Kelsey Jencso on water runoff in the Little Belt Mountains. Read more.

  • Graduate Tracy Wendt Makes Her Mark on Restoration

    Graduate Tracy Wendt has a passion for restoring landscapes. She will continue her work this summer with Trout Unlimited and as a grad student in the fall. Read more.

  • UM Tourism Research Institute Finds Record Number of Visitors to Montana in 2012

    The Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research found more tourists visiting Montana in 2012 than any previous year - and bringing nearly $2.6 billion into the state economy. Read more about their research results.

  • Students Study and Research in Indian Himalayas

    UM students are in India for the next several weeks on a study abroad course in the Indian Himalayas. They're joined by a renowned mountaineer and are donating mountaineering gear to local guides. Read more.

  • Graduation 2013

    Congratulations to all 2013 CFC graduates! View our commencement program here (pdf).

  • Climate Change Studies Program video

    The University of Montana's Climate Change Studies Program offers one of the nation's first undergraduate degree programs devoted to the challenges and opportunities presented by global climate change. View the video

  • The Beetles are Coming! TV episode features UM professor

    A recent episode of "The Nature of Things"  features Professor Diana Six talking about mountain pine beetles and the fungi that live with them.

  • Prescribed Fire Practicum 2013

    Video of CFC students and faculty restoring longleaf pine forests with prescribed burning in Georgia.

  • PhD student wins insect research scholarship

    PhD student Ryan Bracewell was recently awarded a scholarship for his beetle research by the Western Forest Insect Work Conference. Read more.

  • Plum Creek Lecture Discusses Logging Roads, Pollution, and Clean Water Act

    The Plum Creek Distinguished Lecture Series hosted a seminar on the impacts of a Supreme Court Case to logging roads and the Clean Water Act. Panelists, including representatives from both petitioners and plaintiffs sides of the case, Montana DEQ, US Forest Service, Plum Creek Timber Company, and The University of Montana School of Law, provided an overview of the case and its potential impacts. Read more.

  • Director of Wildlife Biology Program Honored by MT TWS

    Professor Dan Pletscher has been honored with an award from the Montana Chapter of the Wildlife Society. Dan was given the Distinguished Service Award at the MT-TWS’s annual meeting in Whitefish last week. Read more.

  • Wildlife Biology Program Named Program of National Distinction

    The Wildlife Biology Program was selected as a Program of National Distinction by UM's Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Read more.

  • Online history of the forestry school

    The Mansfield Library just posted an online exhibit on the forestry school's 100-year history. View photos, scans of documents, and a history of the school, compiled from collections in the library's archives.

  • CFC Faculty Explores Forest Planning Rule

    CFC's Professor of Natural Resource Policy Martin Nie has published several studies on the US Forest Service's 2012 planning rule. Read a summary of that work here (pdf).

  • New Research on a Remotely Sensed Drought Severity Index

    UM scientists, including CFC Professor Steve Running, just published the cover story in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society on satellite-based drought monitoring. Read more.

  • Professor's blog on bark beetles

    CFC's Professor of Forest Entomology and Pathology Diana Six writes The Bark Beetle Blog, covering everything from genomics to management of these insects.

  • Grad student recipient of scholarship from local nonprofit

    CFC grad students Ted Adams and Jena Ferrarese were awarded a scholarship last spring from Systems for Environmental Management to support their research on wildland fire and technology. The UM Foundation recently published a profile on Adams (see link on the college's Facebook page).

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  • Student Jimmie McKay talks to the Missoulian about getting a graduate degree after a career at Smurfit-Stone

    CFC student Jimmie McKay, who recently completed his master's degree, recently talked to the Missoulian about going back to school after a career at Smurfit-Stone. Read more here

  • Textbook by UM professor Scott Mills in second printing

    Publishers have just released the second edition of wildlife professor Scott Mill's textbook Conservation of Wildlife Populations.
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  • UM students study climate change in Vietnam for wintersession

    Students in UM's climate change studies program are in a wintersession course in Vietnam. They were welcomed at Nong Lam University for a discussion with students working on environmental issues.
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  • CFC Undergrad Continues Outstanding Research

    While Anton Gabrielson was an undergraduate student at the CFC he completed a senior research thesis with Professor Andrew Larson. Anton's research paper on the burning characteristics of sugar pine cones was recently published in the journal Fire Ecology. He continues his interesting work now in far eastern Russia, studying red deer. Read more.

  • Parks, Recreation and Tourism Class Develops Blog on Missoula's Parks

    Students in this fall's Introduction to Parks, Recreation & Tourism course developed a blog about Missoula's parks. Graduate student Christina Mills organized the class of undergrads to highlight 31 of Missoula's city parks.

  • Advanced Timber Harvesting Class

    This year's FORS435 Advanced Timber Harvesting conducted a Best Management Practices field review of a timber sale on the North Fork of Elk Creek in Lubrecht. Read more.

  • Recent study shows leaf litter regulates organic carbon levels in soil

    A study in a tropical forest in Costa Rica that examined the role tree leaf litter plays in regulating the organic carbon stored in soil was recently selected by the Faculty of 1000 for special recognition. CFC alumnus Jonathan Leff conducted the study with researchers from the University of Colorado and the University of New Hampshire. Based on that research, they co-authored a paper titled “Experimental litterfall manipulation drives large and rapid changes in soil carbon cycling in a wet tropical forest,” which was published the journal Global Change Biology in September.

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  • Lubrecht Forest's New Online Ski Maps Win Award

    Online maps of Lubrecht's nordic ski trails, developed by Mike Sweet, were awarded second place in the ArcGIS Online Map Contest recently sponsored by a Montana GIS organization. Read more.

  • Boundary Waters Research Wins Award

    The US Forest Service recently recognized former grad student Bob Dvorak and faculty member Bill Borrie with the Excellence in Wilderness Stewardship Research Award for research they conducted on visitor use in the Boundary Waters Canoe Areas Wilderness. Read more.

  • UM Helps Coordinate Seeley-Swan High School Discovery Day

    UM helped coordinate a discovery day for high school students in the Seeley Lake area. Students spent several hours in the woods learning how to monitor forest overstory and how to monitor wildlife in a fuel treatment site. Read more.

  • The climate velocity of the contiguous United States during the 20th century

    New research by professor Solomon Dobrowski and several co-authors assesses the climate velocity (both climate displacement rate and direction) for minimum temperature, actual evapotranspiration, and climatic water deficit over the contiguous US during the 20th century (1916–2005). Read more.

  • Pole Fun for Foresters' Ball at Lubrecht Experimental Forest

    CFC forestry students led an effort to gather more than 400 trees to build the set for the 96th Foresters' Ball, set for next March 22-23. The Kaimin newspaper reports on their efforts in this article and video.
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  • Joel Meier and Steve McCool Speak at Alumni Event

    Joel Meier and Steve McCool, both professors emeriti of the College of Forestry and Conservation spoke to UM alums, current students, and faculty at a reception during the MT/ID Recreation and Parks Conference.

  • Student doing hydrological characterization at Lubrecht

    Graduate student Emily Clark drills a groundwater well in Lubrecht Experimental Forest as part of her semester-long project to produce a hydrologic characterization of the forest. Read more.

  • University of Namibia Administrators Visit Montana

    In Sept., administrators from the University of Namibia visited the College of Forestry and Conservation to discuss our ongoing partnership and how we could expand our joint work in community-based conservation to include other strengths of The University of Montana. Read more.

  • Researchers from Korea Forest Research Institute visit UM

    Since 2011, the CFC has had a research agreement with the Korea Forest Research Institute to cooperate in teaching and research. In September, the assistant general director of KFRI, a research scientist from KFRI, and two faculty members from Kangwon National University visited the CFC. Read more.

  • UM's Distinguished Alumni 2012

    Two of this year's UM Distinguished Alumni Award winners are graduates of the college's wildlife biology program. Doug Chadwick and Thomas Riggert were honored for their successful careers during this past weekend's homecoming festivities. Read more.

  • Wildlife Biology graduate student featured as National Geographic Explorer of the Week

    Tshewang Wangchuk, a doctoral candidate in our Fish and Wildlife program, was recently featured as Explorer of the Week by National Geographic. Read more.

  • CFC Meets with Montana's Drought Advisory Committee

    CFC faculty member Kelsey Jencso and information specialist Mike Sweet met last week with Montana's lieutenant governor, who chairs the Montana Governor's Drought Advisory Committee.

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  • PhD Student Serves as Wilderness Fellow in Glacier National Park

    PhD student Mark Douglas was selected this summer to serve as a Wilderness Fellow in Glacier National Park. Read more.

  • CFC Faculty Promotes International Forest Science Learning

    This summer Woodam Chung, associate professor of forest operations, instructed a course in precision forestry for an international network of forest scientists. Read more.

  • Scholarship contribution will fund experiential learning

    A recent contribution from the family of CFC alum Arne Jacobsen will provide more experiential learning opportunities for forestry students
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  • CFC Helps Plan 50th Anniversary of Wilderness Act Celebration

    Lisa Eidson, webmaster of CFC's web site, was recently lauded by the Interagency Wilderness Steering Committee for her help in planning the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Read more.

  • Restoration Treatments Can Restore Spatial Elements of Old-Growth Forests

    New research from professor Andrew Larson shows that a recent forest restoration project on the Flathead National Forest successfully restored spatial elements of old-growth forests.

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  • USDA-supported field course and internships train student leaders to understand and address climate change

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  • UM's Montana Field Notes Features Stories on CFC and Lubrecht

    The spring edition of this e-publication has two stories on the College.

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  • Researchers for the CFC's tourism research institute tracking travelers on the spectacular Beartooth Highway

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  • UM Wildlife Biology Program Faculty Affiliate on CBS News

    M. Sanjayan, lead scientist for The Nature Conservancy and a faculty affiliate in The University of Montana Wildlife Biology Program, has been named science and environmental contributor to CBS News.

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  • CFC Strengthens Relationship with Bhutanese Institute through a new agreement to share faculty and research opportunities

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  • Largest One Percent of Trees Account for Nearly Half of Forests Biomass

    Forest Ecology professor Andrew Larson and co-authors report their findings that trees bigger than three feet in diameter store a disproportionately large amount of the carbon in their Yosemite National Park study site.

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  • 2012 Scholarship Recipients and Distinguished Alumni Honored at Awards Reception

    Nearly 100 student scholarship winners were recognized at the college’s annual awards reception. A Distinguished Alumni Award was given to Missoula wilderness outfitter and teacher Smoke Elser. Rich Janssen received the Distinguished American Indian Alumni Award. Rich is the head of the Natural Resources Department of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

  • Ryan Bracewell awarded prestigious Western Forest Insect Work Conference Graduate Student Scholarship

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  • CFC Faculty, Jill Belsky, Appointed Editor-in-Chief of International Journal

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  • Wildlife biology graduate student Hilary Eisen is named as a 2012-13 Wyss Scholar for Conservation in the American West

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  • CFC Professor Steve Siebert Explores the Natural History and Culture of Rattan in a New Book

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  • CFC Professor Scott Mills' Research Highlighted: How Snowshoe Hares Are Responding to Climate Change

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  • Fire Scientists Working To Understand Fire Atmosphere, Interactions

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  • Winter Wilderness Field Studies Slide Show

    Undergraduate student, Clinton Begley, creates video from the Winter Wilderness Studies Course Read more.

  • Mark Hebblewhite Researches Elk Calf Survival in the Bitterroot

    Survival study: Bitterroot elk calves captured and tagged by game researchers featured in Ravalli Republic Read more.

  • Bhutan Ride for Climate -- Engaging Youth Voices in the Climate Summit

    Explore how climate change is affecting folks on the ground in Bhutan. Follow a 300 kilometer bicycle ride which crosses the Himilayas in three places! The ride kicks off this July. Riders include Nicky Phear, CFC faculty member; Mara Menaham, a student from the Climate Change Studies program; and Katy-Robin Garton, a documentary filmmaker from Missoula. Read more.

  • David Naugle, USDA Science Advisor and Professor in Wildlife Biology at UM, Receives the 2011 Secretary of Agriculture's Honor Award.

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  • One Burn at a time

    The University of Montana is developing the next generation of wildland firefighters. Read more.

  • Dr. Sasha Reed Receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

    Sasha Reed is a former postdoc with DECS professor Dr. Cory Cleveland Read more.

  • College of Forestry and Conservation PhD Student Wins NASA Fellowship

    PhD student Eric Rowell was recently awarded a NASA Fellowship through the Montana Space Grant Consortium. Read more.