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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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Simon Nampindo, a PhD candidate in Environmental Conservation, will defend his dissertation entitled, “INTEGRATED MODELING OF LAND USE AND CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON MULTISCALE ECOSYSTEMS OF CENTRAL AFRICAN WATERSHEDS” on August 25, 2014 at 9[...]

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Dozens of UMass forestry alumni and students gathered at a fun, social reception on March 19, 2009 as part of the 89th annual winter meeting of the New England Society of American Foresters. Over 450 foresters from throughout the 6-state New England region met for three days in Portland, Maine on the overall conference theme of “Bio: Mass, Fuel, Products, Diversity: resource management in a changing world”. Alumni and former faculty enjoyed refreshments, stories, professional contacts, and informal time with current UMass forestry students.



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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