Wildlife Biology

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 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 qualtiy and productivity of faculty research.

Scott Mills We're excited to welcome back former professor Scott Mills as assoc. vice pres. of research for global change and sustainability.
Jedediah Brodie Welcome to our new John J. Craighead Chair of Wildlife Biology - ecologist and conservation biologist Jedediah Brodie.
Bighorn sheep Our program is ranked #1! Academic Analytics recently ranked our program as top in the nation for the quality of our faculty research.
The Wildlife Society club members

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.