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College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1142
Moscow, ID 83844-1142

Phone: 208-885-8981

Fax: 208-885-5534

Email: cnr@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Natural Resources

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Natural Resource Conservation

Learn Outside

  • Participate in local sustainability activities and service learning.
  • Observe what environmental education and stewardship looks like by studying abroad in places like Costa Rica, Norway, Australia and New Zealand.

Course Checksheets

Your NRC degree has two options to get you closer to your professional goals. Many courses fulfill requirements in both, so declaring an option isn’t immediately necessary. Download course checksheets for the current academic year.

Conservation Planning & ManagementConservation Science

Available Courses

CSS 125 Introduction to Conservation and Natural Resources

CSS 235 Society and Natural Resources 

CSS 250 Environmental Problem Solving

CSS 299 (s) Directed Study 

CSS 304 Conservation Social Sciences Field Studies 

CSS 310 Social Research Methods in Conservation 

CSS 364 Politics of the Environment

CSS 383 Natural Resource and Ecosystem Service Economics

CSS 385 Conservation Management and Planning I 


CSS 387 Environmental Communication Skills 

CSS 398 (s) Internship 

CSS 390 Environmental Decision Making

CSS 400 (s) Seminar 

CSS 401 (s) Practicum in Tutoring 

CSS 403 (s) Workshop 

CSS 404 (s) Special Topics 

CSS 462 Natural Resource Policy 

CSS 475 Conservation Management and Planning II 

CSS 481 Conservation Leadership 

CSS 483 Senior Project Presentation 


CSS 485 Ecology and Conservation Biology Senior Project 

CSS 486 Public Involvement in Natural Resource Management

CSS 490 Wilderness and Protected Area Management

CSS 493 International Land Preservation and Conservation Systems

CSS 496 Monitoring Impacts in Protected Areas and Wilderness

CSS 498 (s) Internship

CSS 499 (s) Directed Study

Career Guide

Here are just a few of the jobs you can get with this degree.

Environmental/land-use planner

Help prevent conflict among people or within ecosystems by applying your knowledge of these relationships to plan land use and change in an efficient and ethical way. From water availability to social conditions, you will analyze all the impacts to provide sound advice.

Information or education specialist

Bring the science of conservation to the public with your communication skills and understanding of conservation practices, science and regulations. Be the face of good land use decisions and help create understanding among landowners, concerned citizens and others.

Interpretive naturalist

Blend science with other aspects of learning, including the arts, to educate and inform the public about natural resources. You will combine communication skills with a science background to lead discussions as well as create awareness and understanding in parks, visitor centers, nature preserves and more.

Public affairs specialist

Help the general public understand changes in rules and laws, collaborate with scientists, and natural resource managers to ensure an accurate and understandable message is given to the public through education, media and other outlets.

Wilderness/backcountry manager

Help protect some of the world’s most precious, and remote, natural resources by working in unique settings. Ensure that all those accessing the backcountry understand the impact of their activities, implement strategies for human interaction with these resources and oversee the sustainable use of these areas.

Conservation officer

Protect wild animals, plants and entire ecosystems as a law enforcement officer dedicated to our natural resources. You may work for a wildlife agency, as a park ranger or for other entities working to enforce environmental rules and regulations.

Park ranger

Protect park resources in a variety of ways. As a park ranger you may work in law enforcement, education, emergency response, science or administration. No matter what your role, the bottom line is to protect and promote the park.

Contact

College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1142
Moscow, ID 83844-1142

Phone: 208-885-8981

Fax: 208-885-5534

Email: cnr@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Natural Resources

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