The Environmental Science and Water Resources Programs currently have a total of 350 students - 175 students in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. We are based at UI's main campus in Moscow, Idaho, but are also represented at UI satellite campuses in Coeur d'Alene
, and Idaho Falls
Our students are active in both academics and extracurricular activities such as internships and service-learning, student clubs, volunteering, and more. The Environmental Club
is one of the most active student organizations on campus. With a core of committed members, the club hosts or participates in several activities each year aimed at improving the environmental sustainability of UI and surrounding communities.
Another example of student activism is the Stateline Wetland Restoration Initiative, an effort begun in 2006 by the "Women in Science Leadership" class. Young women in groups of 5-7 have restored native wetland habitat through weed management, removing pipes and fencing, leveling top soil, planting native grasses, shrubs and trees, and installing bird, owl and bat boxes. They have also written grants totaling over $25,000 and received numerous community donations to construct a wildlife observation deck with a living roof, and implement a nature path with interpretive signage created by the students. The women involved envision this area as a public wetland park where families, students, and other trail-users can observe wildlife, learn about local ecosystems, and develop a connection to the broader Palouse landscape.
To get involved in EnvS and WR activities, visit the links on this page or contact our program office at (208) 885-6113.