The University of Montana’s Wildlife Biology Program provides students with an extensive knowledge of ecology, population biology, wildlife biology and critical thinking and quantitative skills. Our students become leaders, bringing science to the dynamic management of wildlife and fish populations and their habitat, communities, and ecosystems. The Wildlife Biology Program is a joint program with the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, Division of Biological Sciences, and the Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit. It is ranked number 1 in the U.S. and Canada for the quality and productivity of faculty research.
In Sept., 2014, The Wildlife Society UM Student Chapter took down fence on the Blackfoot-Clearwater Game Range, in partnership with MT Fish Wildlife and Parks and the Backcountry Horsemen of Montana. Over the past three years, wildilfe biology students have removed more than 20 miles of hazardous fencing to improve wildlife habitat.