The Conservation Leadership program is a master’s degree which prepares leaders to address complex conservation issues at local, regional, and global scales. The program is built around principles of experiential learning, inter-disciplinary instruction, and applied approaches. Our students work closely with a network of practitioners and organizations throughout the program. Conservation Leadership is the option for individuals seeking to make a difference in the lives and ecosystems of our planet.

Francis Sopia, Human Dimensions Alumni Spotlight

Francis Sopia is a Maasai Conservationist born and brought up in the Maasai Mara in Kenya. Growing up in a cattle-grazing community made him acutely…

Conservation Leadership faculty receive awards

Three of our own Conservation Leadership faculty have been recognized for their amazing! From mentoring students, publishing outstanding papers, and filling knowledge gaps in conservation,…

How to keep visitors a safe distance from wildlife in national parks

Tara Teel, professor in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and an instructor for the CLTL program worked with Katie Abrams, assistant professor…