Students increase their understanding of the issues facing public land managers through hands-on experiences that allow for the application of skills developed in the classroom. The land-management agencies benefit from the completion of necessary project work, and the agency will be served long-term as diverse students pursue diverse careers. The benefits to the university include support of curriculum and out-of-class learning opportunities in partnership with the agency experts.
Currently, there are eight awards between the BLM and USFS. Faculty include: Melanie Armstrong, Ph.D. (MEM); Jonathan Coop, Ph.D. (MEM/ENVS); Kevin Alexander, Ph.D. (Biology); Pat Magee, Ph.D. (Biology); and Corrie Knapp, Ph.D. (MEM).
For more information, contact Dr. Melanie Armstrong at email@example.com.