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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.

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Civil Engineering Career Fair @ Gunness Student Center
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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I work at a place in Pennsylvania in the summers called Pack Shack Adventures. It’s a rental company and outdoor outfitters that rents skis in the winter and all sorts of boats in the summer. I work as a river guide there. Boy Scout troops from all over the east coast charter me and other guides for a 5-day 50 miler canoe trip on the Delaware River. Groups can range from 15 to 40 people, not including guides. I have led groups up to 50+ people. We also teach merit badges regarding the environment, outdoor skills, and native American culture. All food and camping gear is packed in the canoes and we only stop once to resupply our food. – Steve Atwood


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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