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 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.

The University of Montana values leadership, engagement, diversity, and sustainability, because our institution is committed to respect, welcome, encourage, and celebrate the differences among us. Read more about UM's Diversity Advisory Council.

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, 2018.

Read the journal article "Native American Student Perspectives of Challenges in Natural Resource Higher Education" from the Journal of Forestry, 2017 - our former coordinator Ruth Swaney is a co-author.

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.

Resources for Native American Students at UM


Contact Information

Jennifer Harrington
Forestry Bldg. Rm. 101 

Spring 2019 Office Hours: 
Monday 1 to 3 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday 2 to 4 p.m. 
Thursday 12 to 2 p.m.
Or available by appointment

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Check out scholarship and internship opportunities for Native students