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



First Hand Experience

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

Books by Alumni

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    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.

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    An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

    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.

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    While Glaciers Slept

    M. Jackson weaves together the parallel stories of what happens when the climates of family and planet change.

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    River House

    Sarahlee Lawrence's memoir about returning home to her family’s ranch and building a log house with the help of her father.