Alaska Field Studies
Explore Alaska’s rainforest on the edge of our continent! Students will spend three weeks participating in field studies and remote explorations of southeast Alaska’s natural history, political ecology, cultural history, and efforts to design sustainable economies across the Tongass National Forest. You'll sea kayak, learn about Leave No Trace ethics and learn how to plan expeditionary trips. Taught by Director of the Wilderness Institute Natalie Dawson. Open to all UM majors, undergrad or graduate students. NRSM 491; 3 credits. More info.
Practice and Theory of Sustainable Ranching
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. NRSM 491; 2 credits. More info.