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 ways humans value, use and depend on the natural environment.

Social Aspects of Ecosystems, Livelihoods and Tourism

Global natural resource management and recreation 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, nature-based tourism and the environment.

Cutting-Edge Education

With a cutting edge approach to natural resource conservation 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.