Here at the Wilderness Institute we aspire to promote the health of our wilderness ecosystems by helping to build a local constituency invested in and connected to their nearby public lands. We accomplish that in a number of ways including our Citizen Science Program, where volunteers are engaged in the on-the-ground conservation and monitoring of Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas. We are excited to see repeat citizen science volunteers, William and Frances Galvin Clark, expressing their voice on Senator Daines’ S.2206 (all voices in support and opposition should be heard).
Happy Friday! Hope to see you next Thursday for our night focused on women working in research related to wild lands. Join us in hearing the stor...ies and studies of Natalie Dawson from the Wilderness Institute, Claire Campbell from the US Forest Service and Sharon Hood from the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory.
WI Director Natalie Dawson writes about the recent Wilderness and Civilization program Art course as a way to experience the next generation of land advocates' answers to our most pressing environmental challenges.
An informative article about Wilderness Study Areas in Montana and current legislation with quotes from WI Director Natalie Dawson.
In celebration of offering our first ever summer course in ALASKA, I wanted to celebrate by changing our cover photo with a view of the iconic old growth rainforest that students at UM can explore this summer, and receive college credit!!! Come paddle with us!!!
Still time to apply for WI's Field Leader Positions! These are 13 week positions from June through August (some flexibility on dates) and pay $13-16/hour DOE. Applications will be reviewed beginning Feb. 6th and continue until positions are filled. For more information visit http://www.cfc.umt.edu/…/fil…/citizen-science/CS_PD_2018.pdf
Rick and Suzie Graetz share a bit of Great Burn history and beauty.
Work with volunteers monitoring in BLM Wilderness Study Areas in Montana
The UM Wilderness Institute is hiring 2 Wilderness Field Leaders for the 2018 Citizen Science Program field season.
These are 13 week positions from June through August (some flexibility on dates) and pay $13-16/hour DOE. Applications will be reviewed beginning Feb. 6th and continue until positions are filled. For more information visit http://www.cfc.umt.edu/…/fil…/citizen-science/CS_PD_2018.pdf