Department: Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

The Department is dedicated to the education and involvement of diverse publics in natural resource decisions. HDNR has more than 90 years of collaborative research in parks and protected areas and contributes to informed decision making while conveying a broad based understanding of the way humans value, use and depend on the natural environment.

2019 HDNR Award Winners

College Level Awards George Wallace Warner College Emeritus Award The Center for Protected Area Management (CPAM) was born out of George’s research and outreach lab…

Pathways Europe 2020 Postponed

The Pathways team has been closely monitoring the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it is having around the globe.  To give everyone better predictability, we have decided to postpone Pathways Europe 2020.

CSU classes to be delivered online beginning March 25

Classes Moving Online: Spring Break for students and faculty will be extended through Tuesday, March 24, with classes resuming Wednesday, March 25, as follows: Classes at all levels will be delivered online beginning Wednesday, March 25.

Ph.D. Assistantship Available in Tourism and Conservation

The successful PhD applicant for this position would pursue an independent research project that builds on and relates to issues related to tourism and conservation. The student’s work could focus on tourism and protected areas, wildlife interactions, sustainability issues, international conservation policy, socio-ecological impacts and/or biocultural conservation. 

PhD assistantship announcement

Study dissects challenges of women in conservation

As climate change and other environmental issues become necessary to talk about, two members of the Colorado State University community have put together a study to recruit more diverse backgrounds in conservation leadership.

New CSU Club: Rams for the Boundary Waters

Maddie Fahline, a HDNR Global Tourism student, has started a new club, Rams for the Boundary Waters. They are a wilderness advocacy club at CSU...