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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.

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1:00 pm PhD Defense – Patrick Boundja, “...
PhD Defense – Patrick Boundja, “...
Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Patrick Boundja, a PhD candidate in Environmental Conservation, will defend his dissertation titled, “Improving conservation efforts through a better understanding of forest elephant ecology, the impacts of threats on elephants, and freshwater fisheries in northern Congo” on Friday, 29[...]

Spotlight

Arbor Day

UMass celebrates Arbor Day 2013 at Kennedy 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.  

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Undergraduate Study in ECo

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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.

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Study Urban Forestry & Arboriculture
with an A.S. in Arboriculture and Community Forest Management.
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