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Resource Recreation and Tourism
phone: (208) 885-7911
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Conservation Social Sciences
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 441139
Moscow, ID 83844-1139
Female students pose in crater

Apply Your Thinking
You can be confident knowing that your academic and hands-on educational experiences will make your more employable. As graduate of our program you’ll be prepared to work within organizations to balance people’s need for outdoor adventure with the responsible use of our lands.

World Renowned Credibility
Our faculty members are leaders in the University of Idaho’s focus on sustainability. They conduct internationally recognized research and also work extensively to strengthen the state’s science curriculum for youth. Professor Steven Hollenhorst founded the McCall Outdoor Science School, the only publicly operated K-12 residential outdoor science program in Idaho. Other current research interests include

  • Parks and wilderness
  • Protected areas policy
  • Planning and management
  • Conservation history
  • Urban and community forestry
  • Environmental interpretation and communication
  • Human dimensions of ecosystem management
  • Resource-based tourism and eco-tourism
  • Wild and scenic river management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Social science research methods and design
  • Land trusts and conservation easements