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An Innovative Master's Program to Prepare Leaders to Address Conservation Challenges

The goal of a sustainable future requires conservation practitioners with a strong understanding of conservation, leadership, and management. In addition, these practitioners will need to engage in inter-disciplinary problem-solving, understand cross-cultural and cross-boundary issues, and be comfortable operating adaptively in an environment of increasing complexity and uncertainty.

The Conservation Leadership through Learning program at Colorado State University is a Master’s degree which prepares leaders to address conservation issues around the globe. The program is built around principles of experiential learning, inter-disciplinary instruction and applied approaches. Working closely with a network of practitioners and organizations, CLTL is the option for individuals seeking to make a difference in the lives and ecosystems of our planet.  

Information for the 2017-2018 cohort application is now available here. We will begin accepting applications in October 2016.

The CLTL program was awarded the Western Association of Graduate Schools Award for Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Education. Read more.

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