Caleb Dysthe has grown fungi in petri dishes, drilled holes in tree branches to find bark beetles, and cleaned mouse cages.
"The national parks are one of the best ideas the U.S. has ever had," says Emily Brine. "I want to see them well cared for and protected for future generations.
Joe Baer started a student logging crew at the college's Lubrecht Forest so students like him could get hands-on experience.
Dylan Desrosier gets to return to his hometown with his graduate degree to work on the resource issue he cares most about: water.
Jessica Brown's two best semesters at the college were the two she didn't spend on campus.
"I've always liked bugs, but never thought about going to school to study insects," says Jessica Jenne, first-generation college student.
"Wildlife biology is 90% people and 10% wildlife," says Jason Hanlon, about connecting with people to do conservation work.
Marisa Lipsey discovered a passion for conservation science in South Africa and is doing conservation work on the grasslands of eastern Montana.
Avery Old Coyote is spending the summer as the Nez Perce Trail Interpreter at Lolo Pass Visitor Center.