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The University of Montana Environmental Studies program is a diverse, interdisciplinary program that focuses on the concepts of social change and important environmental topics and issues.

The program offers a B.A. and an M.S. with multiple focus areas in each.

Recent News

Celebrating MT Forest Products Week

Tree tag describing ecosystem services of trees

MT Forest Products Week is a state legislated week to celebrate MT’s forests, sustainable forestry, wood products, and the men and women who make it all happen.  From Oct. 17-24 Montanans across the state will be celebrating their connection to our state’s forested...

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The Planetwalker connecting environmental education efforts in the US & China

Book cover: The Planetwalker

John Francis the Planetwalker came through Missoula in the 1980’s and completed an EVST degree while walking around the planet. After the oil spill in San Francisco Bay in the 70′s John Francis decided that he would help raise environmental consciousness and stopped taking all...

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Caffeinated: An EVST alum's investigation of modern caffeine culture

Book cover of EVST alum's new book: Caffeinated

EVST alum Murray Carpenter (1994) participated in several panels at the Festival of the Book this past weekend in Missoula, revealing the little-known truth about caffeine, an addictive, largely unregulated drug. His new work is Caffeinated: How our daily habit helps, hurts, and hooks...

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The UM FLAT was highlighted as an innovative sustainability initiative

Solar panels, greenhouse, and hula hoops at the UM FLAT

University of Montana's "Forum for Living with Appropriate Technology," better known as the UM FLAT, was highlighted in this Huffington Post article about climate leadership from universities and colleges across the nation. UM's Green Thread program also received an honorable...

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The newest addition to the EVST family

EVST graduates Heather McKee and David Loos' new baby girl, Hazel

Baby girl Hazel Ann Loos was born peacefully at home into the loving arms of EVST alums Heather McKee and David Loos on September 25th. From Heather and David: We are grateful to our midwife Sandhano Danison, and our friend (and also EVST alum) Cori Ash for their support and encouragement during...

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EVST grad student Emily Withnall reflects on body image

Scrapping with skinny photo

Congratulations to EVST grad student Emily Withnall for her most recent essay publication, “Scrapping With Skinny,” in Mamalode, a national magazine headquartered in Missoula. In this essay Emily reflects on body image and her daughter's perception of her own body. ...

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University of Montana

Environmental Studies Program

Phil Condon, Director

Tel: (406) 243-6273 | Fax: (406) 243-6090

Jeannette Rankin Hall 106A

32 Campus Drive | Missoula, MT 59812