Your Sustainable Future
Are you driven to find sustainable solutions to the environmental challenges of today? With our classroom programs, field experiences and award winning faculty you will acquire the skills needed to engage in effective environmental thought and action – skill sets you can apply in your hometown or around the world.
million acres of wilderness area surround UM
miles of hiking trails
valleys and three rivers converge in Missoula
A Champion of Indigenous Traditions
One of our award winning faculty, ethnobotanist Dr. Rosalyn La Pier, works to revitalize indigenous languages within indigenous communities and to strengthen traditional ecological knowledge. Come and study how the first people's knowledge and traditions apply to today's challenges.
First Hand Experience
The UM PEAS Farm
The Program for Ecological Agriculture and Society is a 10-acre organic farm co-managed by the Environmental Studies Program and gives our students practical experience in sustainable agrifood systems.
The UM FLAT
The Forum for Living with Appropriate Technology is a 2-house, 6-student residency on the north edge of campus. At the FLAT, students manage a permaculture garden, greenhouse, solar panels, a passive solar studio and a chicken coop. Our student residents continue to build and incorporate new ideas and are dedicated to everyday sustainability.
Camas: The Nature of the West
This biannual literary environmental magazine has been continuously published by graduate students in the EVST Program since 1992. Students have the opportunity to develop and submit articles for publication.
Build a Sustainable Resilient World
Each of us impacts the world every day. What will your impact be? Dr. Neva Hassanein, acknowledged for training and mentoring students who have assumed important leadership roles in the public sector in sustainable agrifood systems throughout the country. Study with Dr. Hassanein and make a lasting positive impact on the earth.
Books by Alumni
Down from the Mountain
Bryce Andrews writes a story of a grizzly bear named Millie: her life, death, and cubs, and what they reveal about the changing character of the American West.
Hank Green grapples with big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and radicalization; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring from the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye.
M. Jackson weaves together the parallel stories of what happens when the climates of family and planet change.
Sarahlee Lawrence's memoir about returning home to her family’s ranch and building a log house with the help of her father.