The Wilderness Institute


The mission of the The Wilderness Institute is to further the understanding of wilderness and wild lands stewardship through education, research and service.

Housed within the University of Montana's W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, the Wilderness Institute provides students, agencies, and the general public with information, educational programs and resources, and technical tools to understand public lands conservation, land stewardship, protected areas management, and the social and ecological values of wilderness.


Sounds of Our Lives Podcast : In Wildness

The story of the Round River Experiment and Wilderness and Civilization program at the University of Montana. Narrated by Victor Yvellez. Click below to listen.

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