Program Overview

Landscape & Livelihood immerses students in the landscapes of Western Montana, with attention to the issues surrounding wildlife, watersheds, agriculture, forest lands, and human economies. Our field semester specifically focuses on conservation strategies that transform natural resource challenges into opportunities for sustainability. You will learn these strategies through direct experience of the natural history and human dynamics of the region, gaining both practical and analytical conservation skills that you can take anywhere.

2015 Program Dates

August 31 - November 3, 2015
16 Upper-Division semester credits from the University of Montana*

$10,400 program cost includes the following:

  • Tuition
  • All meals and lodging
  • All course reading material
  • Ground transportation during the program, including pickup and drop-off at Missoula's airport.
  • Group camping equipment
  • Group field gear

*University of Montana credit fees are an additional $675

Additional gear required. Review the list HERE (PDF).


We offer a $500 early enrollment discount for Landscape & Livelihood applications received by February 1, 2015. We will continue to receive and review applications until the program is full.

To learn more contact
Andrea Stephens
Education Program Coordinator

office: (406) 754-3185
cell: (406) 203-6408


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