Please Note: This program is formerly known as Natural Resources Management.
Green Mountain College prepares tomorrow’s park rangers, forest managers, and wildlife specialists to be stewards to our land and resources.
- BS in Wildlife and Forestry Conservation
- Minor in Natural Resources Management
- Catalog Program Description
Green Mountain College offers an integrated degree in Wildlife and Forestry Conservation. This degree is designed to prepare students for the challenging responsibilities required of land managers in public agencies, resource specialists in non-governmental organizations, and consultants working in the private sector. Students interested in
pursuing professions in forestry, wildlife, fisheries, conservation law enforcement, and park management will benefit from this degree
Graduates of this program will meet the requirements for government employment at the GS-5 level in one of the main federal land management agencies: National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Graduates of this degree will also be able to pursue state employment, or graduate study in fields such as natural resources, forestry, wildlife biology, fisheries, recreation management, or public policy. Graduates will gain special skills in conducting forest and wildlife inventories, working with geographic information systems (GIS), and developing resource plans. Students will learn how to manage natural resources for multiple values including timber, wildlife, fisheries, wilderness, recreation, energy production, and others.
Douglas Bishop ’17
Fisheries Technician, Vermont Fish and Wildlife
Joshua Duncan ’17
Field Assistant, The Nature Conservancy
Tyler Lawson ’14
Forestry Specialist, Forest Parks, VT
Roger Conant ’14
Video Boater, Three Rivers White Water, The Forks, ME
Nick Ravotti ’14
JD, American University, Washington, DC
Codie Tedford ’14
Community Director, Green Mountain College, VT
Erin Hardy ’12
Community Outreach Assistant, AmeriCorps VISTA, Anchorage Community Land Trust, Anchorage, AK
Tori Knoss ’12
Naturalist, Pacific Whale Foundation, Maui, HI
Amanda Posey ’12
Environmental Scientist, Carlson Environmental Consultants, Monroe, NC
Christopher Anca ’11
Ranger, Skowhegan Regional Park, ME
Becca Tellar ’11
Peace Corps, Ethiopia
John Zap ’11
Forestry Technician, US Forestry Department, Amboy, Wash.
Horticulturist, Dept. of Conservation and Recreation, Jamaica Plain, MA
Jenna Calvi ’09
Vermont Law School, Masters in Environmental Law & Policy.
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Ian Foertsch ’09
University of Maine, Masters of Forestry, Bangor, MA
Jon Voos ’08
National Park Service employee, Olympic National Park, WA
Matt Shannon ’07
Forest Health Supervisor for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation.