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Natural Resources and Society
Resource Recreation and Tourism
phone: (208) 885-7911
fax: (208) 885-6226
Conservation Social Sciences
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 441139
Moscow, ID 83844-1139
Bear stands in river

Culture of Discovery

As a student in the resource recreation and tourism program, you’ll benefit from the tight integration between each of our programs within the College of Natural Resources. We believe that shared goals and resources between our programs give you a more comprehensive understanding of the world around us. You’ll also be empowered to collaborate and build relationships with others who are also dedicated to excellence in environmental and natural resource management.

What Makes Our Program Special?
In a word: flexibility. The strength of our program lies in the flexible nature which allows students to tailor studies and research pursuits to meet their specific interest areas. Built on a science-based foundation, our undergraduate students explore social science theory and practice, with a particular focus in:

  • Parks, Protected Areas and Wilderness Conservation- study ecological principles, socioeconomic theory and management applications to understand, manage, protect and restore the earth’s protected areas.
  • Environmental Communication (Education, Interpretation and Communication- learn to communicate about the world in ways that awaken others to work toward a sustainable future.
  • Conservation Land Use Planning and Policy- prepares you to work with people from diverse communities and cultural backgrounds in order to define and solve complex environmental challenges
  • Conservation Leadership- become a conservation advocate for a premier organization like The Nature Conservancy by learning leadership, organization and management skills