University of Montana Environmental Studies Program

Since its inception in 1970, the University of Montana's Masters-level graduate program in environmental studies has become nationally renowned for producing leaders and other movement actors who are passionate about and skilled in environmental and social justice work.

University of Montana has been a Brainerd Foundation grantee since 2013.

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University of Montana School of Environmental Studies students meet on the lawn. Photo courtesy of Todd Goodrich.

The University of Montana campus Photo courtesy of Todd Goodrich for the UM Environmental Studies Program.

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$120,000 - A two-year grant to continue reinvigorating the program’s curriculum and course offerings, offer internships and fellowships, and share lessons on its pedigogical approach with a wider academic audience. Conservation capacity


$95,000 - To update the program's curriculum and course offerings, and to offer internships and fellowships. Conservation capacity