Stewardship of the Environment
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.
Social Aspects of Ecosystems and Livelihoods Globally
Natural Resource management involves integrated approaches that connect physical and biological sciences through social science frameworks. Natural resource issues are complex and require an understanding of human-natural system interactions to reach effective solutions that sustain livelihoods and the environment.
With a cutting edge approach to natural resource management and tourism, our award winning programs equip students with dynamic coursework, experimental learning opportunities, and real world experiences that make a decisive impact on their future.