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Welcome to ECo!

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

12:20 pm Seminar, “The Disappearance of a...
Seminar, “The Disappearance of a...
Oct 7 @ 12:20 pm – 1:10 pm
    Fall 2016 UMass Environmental Conservation seminar series. Seminars are on the Fridays indicated from 12:20-1:10 in Holdsworth 308.   All seminars are free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.[...]
all-day Columbus Day
Columbus Day
Oct 10 all-day
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NRC 540 and trees 002

  Forest Resource Course (NRC 540) – North New Salem Lookout on the Quabbin Forest    

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Undergraduate Study in ECo


Study Sustainable Construction Management, Green Building, Materials, 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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