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The Department of Environmental Conservation's focus extends from the ecology and management of fish and wildlife populations, trees, forests, watersheds and landscapes to the physical, social, and policy aspects of conservation involving urban forests, human habitat, and sustainable building. The study of biology, sociology, policy, engineering, building science, and resource management encompasses rural, suburban, and urban environments. The unifying focus of all these activities is on the stewardship of healthy and sustainable ecosystems that provide important human and community benefits. ECO is one of 16 departments in the College of Natural Sciences.

Upcoming Events

8:30 am Student Tree Climbing Jamboree
Student Tree Climbing Jamboree
Apr 26 @ 8:30 am
      UMASS/Stockbridge Tree Climbing Jamboree When: Saturday, April 26 at 8:30 AM Where: UMASS Campus, across from the Newman Center (see map) Cost: [...]
4:00 pm Seminar, ‘The importance and power of working with volunteers to advance conservation at the local level’ – Room 305
Seminar, ‘The importance and pow…
Apr 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Case Studies in Conservation Holdsworth Hall 305  Sonya LeClair - Programs Coordinator, New England Forestry Foundation ‘The importance and power of working with volunteers to advance [...]

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Arbor Day

UMass celebrates Arbor Day 2013 aKennedy Middle School, Springfield, MA.

Professors Dave Bloniarz and Rick Harper, Umass Department of Environment Conservation, are pictured here with community volunteers and members of the Regreen Springfield Board of Directors.  


Undergraduate Study Options in ECo:


Study Construction, Green Building, Materials, Business and Engineering
with a B.S. in Building and Construction Technology.
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Study the Environment
with a B.S. in Environmental Science .
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Study Environmental Conservation, Fisheries Ecology & Conservation, Forest Ecology & Conservation, Urban Forestry & Arboriculture, Water Resources, Wildlife Ecology & Conservation
with a B.S. in Natural Resources Conservation.
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All of these programs also offer a Minor.


Study Urban Forestry & Arboriculture
with an A.S. in Arboriculture and Community Forest Management.
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You can find our Graduate Study Optionshere.

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