Summer courses - 2018

The W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation is offering a field-based course this summer:

Practice and Theory of Sustainable Ranching - supervised internship

Spend two weeks in the Blackfoot Valley herding cattle, monitoring pastures, learning about grizzly and wolf coexistence and exploring land ethics in the context of a working Montana ranch. Bandy Ranch is a 3,436-acre working cattle ranch managed by the W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation. Taught by Bryce Andrews and Gillian Thornton. Open to all UM majors, undergrad or graduate students.

Bryce Andrews has worked for a decade as a ranch manager and land steward in Montana, and currently serves as the Northern Field Director for the nonprofit group People and Carnivores. Gillian Thornton is currently pursuing an M.S. in Environmental Studies from UM and serves as the Energy and Sustainability Educator at the Clark Fork School in Missoula.