Department of Environmental Conservation at UMass Amherst

Department of Environmental Conservation at UMass Amherst Welcome to the Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. We offer undergraduate and graduate studies in:

Environmental Science

Natural Resources Conservation with concentrations in:
- Environmental Conservation
- Fisheries Ecology & Conservation
- Forest Ecology & Conservation
- Urban Forestry & Arboriculture
- Water Resources
- Wildlife Ecology & Conservation

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Environmental Conservation Graduate Students Organized Successful 2021 EcoGSS Symposium https://ift.tt/31DC77G #UMassECO...
04/02/2021

Environmental Conservation Graduate Students Organized Successful 2021 EcoGSS Symposium https://ift.tt/31DC77G #UMassECO #UMassAmherst

Environmental Conservation Graduate Students Organized Successful 2021 EcoGSS Symposium https://ift.tt/31DC77G #UMassECO #UMassAmherst

Awards Abound for NAHB Student Chapter in this Year’s Residential Construction Competition https://ift.tt/3qsojqt #UMass...
03/09/2021

Awards Abound for NAHB Student Chapter in this Year’s Residential Construction Competition https://ift.tt/3qsojqt #UMassECO #UMassAmherst

Awards Abound for NAHB Student Chapter in this Year’s Residential Construction Competition https://ift.tt/3qsojqt #UMassECO #UMassAmherst

Ryan Fawcett’s work on citizen forestry featured on WGGB https://ift.tt/3b6YOGY #UMassECO #UMassAmherst
03/02/2021

Ryan Fawcett’s work on citizen forestry featured on WGGB https://ift.tt/3b6YOGY #UMassECO #UMassAmherst

Ryan Fawcett’s work on citizen forestry featured on WGGB https://ift.tt/3b6YOGY #UMassECO #UMassAmherst

Communicating in crisis— creating narratives that inspire change https://ift.tt/363OMU5 #UMassECO #UMassAmherst
01/22/2021

Communicating in crisis— creating narratives that inspire change https://ift.tt/363OMU5 #UMassECO #UMassAmherst

Communicating in crisis— creating narratives that inspire change https://ift.tt/363OMU5 #UMassECO #UMassAmherst

The New England White Shark Research Consortium— an unparalleled joint-effort to understand this crucial apex predator h...
01/13/2021

The New England White Shark Research Consortium— an unparalleled joint-effort to understand this crucial apex predator https://ift.tt/3oJhTDn #UMassECO #UMassAmherst

The New England White Shark Research Consortium— an unparalleled joint-effort to understand this crucial apex predator https://ift.tt/3oJhTDn #UMassECO #UMassAmherst

UMass Amherst Agricultural Sciences Again Ranked Among The Top Five in Global Rankings by U.S. News https://ift.tt/3qV1a...
12/14/2020

UMass Amherst Agricultural Sciences Again Ranked Among The Top Five in Global Rankings by U.S. News https://ift.tt/3qV1a1t #UMassECO #UMassAmherst

Adjunct Professor Rodger Gwiazdowski leads insect conservation efforts https://ift.tt/2UCcK2t #UMassECO #UMassAmherst
11/17/2020

Adjunct Professor Rodger Gwiazdowski leads insect conservation efforts https://ift.tt/2UCcK2t #UMassECO #UMassAmherst

How strong is wood? Well... this small (1" x 1" cross-section) specimen currently supports almost 6,000 lbs (number is a...
11/07/2020

How strong is wood? Well... this small (1" x 1" cross-section) specimen currently supports almost 6,000 lbs (number is at the right). That's the weight of TWO CARS! #buildingscience #wood #materials #construction #engineering #sustainability #UMass This test is part of our #fall2020 remote lab series. https://instagr.am/p/CHShKQ-L4O1/

Tree doctors needed— The demand for arborists surges as New England’s forests respond to climate change https://ift.tt/3...
10/26/2020

Tree doctors needed— The demand for arborists surges as New England’s forests respond to climate change https://ift.tt/31LA0z9 #UMassECO #UMassAmherst

Charlie Schweik and Brenda Bushouse Receive NSF Award to Study Open-Source Software https://ift.tt/2HwXmS0 #UMassECO #UM...
10/23/2020

Charlie Schweik and Brenda Bushouse Receive NSF Award to Study Open-Source Software https://ift.tt/2HwXmS0 #UMassECO #UMassAmherst

Register now for BCT’s Winter & Spring Online Professional Education Courses https://ift.tt/37q5y1k #UMassECO #UMassAmhe...
10/20/2020

Register now for BCT’s Winter & Spring Online Professional Education Courses https://ift.tt/37q5y1k #UMassECO #UMassAmherst

A gold prize for being green— UMass among the ‘Top 20 Coolest Schools’ https://ift.tt/3nQrRD7 #UMassECO #UMassAmherst
10/15/2020

A gold prize for being green— UMass among the ‘Top 20 Coolest Schools’ https://ift.tt/3nQrRD7 #UMassECO #UMassAmherst

Dr. Joe Elkinton receives prestigious International Society of Arboriculture Award https://ift.tt/2GZOZOz #UMassECO #UMa...
10/14/2020

Dr. Joe Elkinton receives prestigious International Society of Arboriculture Award https://ift.tt/2GZOZOz #UMassECO #UMassAmherst

TODAY is the day!!! BCT's (Virtual) Fall 2020 Career Fair is ON!!! Students: Head over to the Career Fair Plus app or we...
10/07/2020

TODAY is the day!!! BCT's (Virtual) Fall 2020 Career Fair is ON!!! Students: Head over to the Career Fair Plus app or website and get ready for your meetings with the employers. Get your dream #internship or #job NOW! https://instagr.am/p/CGCxMSLAUHl/

Only ONE more day to our Fall 2020 BCT Career Fair! Here are a few of our exhibiting employers. Students: Follow the ema...
10/06/2020

Only ONE more day to our Fall 2020 BCT Career Fair! Here are a few of our exhibiting employers. Students: Follow the emailed instructions for your Career Fair Plus account setup and get ready! See you all tomorrow... https://instagr.am/p/CGAFd35gC3U/

A community collaboration to create sustainable lobster fishing https://ift.tt/3n2JRd0 #UMassECO #UMassAmherst
09/25/2020

A community collaboration to create sustainable lobster fishing https://ift.tt/3n2JRd0 #UMassECO #UMassAmherst

‘A mosaic’ of unequal protection in wildlife conservation https://ift.tt/31Ug51f #UMassECO #UMassAmherst
09/03/2020

‘A mosaic’ of unequal protection in wildlife conservation https://ift.tt/31Ug51f #UMassECO #UMassAmherst

Playing a ‘pivotal research and development role’ in cranberry agriculture https://ift.tt/2EMTue6 #UMassECO #UMassAmhers...
08/31/2020

Playing a ‘pivotal research and development role’ in cranberry agriculture https://ift.tt/2EMTue6 #UMassECO #UMassAmherst

@UMassBCT student Jack arrived at his project management internship with @ConsigliConstruction in Maine when steel frami...
08/18/2020

@UMassBCT student Jack arrived at his project management internship with @ConsigliConstruction in Maine when steel framing was completed and detailing began, and he’s leaving with all slabs down and roofing in full swing. Another successful internship almost completed! #summerinthefield #internship #construction #projectmanagement #UMass #UMassECO #UMassCNS #UMassSES https://instagr.am/p/CECBnrNAOh-/

Antin and Josh, both @UMassBCT students, learned during their summer internship at the #UMassAmherst #MountIda campus ab...
08/17/2020

Antin and Josh, both @UMassBCT students, learned during their summer internship at the #UMassAmherst #MountIda campus about facilities management, campus planning, and how to provide a safe space during #COVID times. #summerinthefield #internship #construction #FM #FacilitiesManagement #UMass #UMassECO #UMassCNS #UMassSES https://instagr.am/p/CD_c2sqnz_1/

Taking good notes and creating checklists is an important part of any construction site. @UMassBCT student Briyanna got ...
08/14/2020

Taking good notes and creating checklists is an important part of any construction site. @UMassBCT student Briyanna got to apply her knowledge from our courses this summer with Daniel O’ Connell’s Sons at a school construction project in Springfield, MA. #summerinthefield #internship #construction #SpringfieldMA #DOC #projectmanagement #UMass #UMassECO #UMassCNS #UMassSES https://instagr.am/p/CD3uahUndQ3/

@UMassBCT student Matthew was involved in creating a strong foundation for a #WhitingTurner 300 unit apartment building ...
08/13/2020

@UMassBCT student Matthew was involved in creating a strong foundation for a #WhitingTurner 300 unit apartment building in New Haven, CT during his summer internship as Project Engineer. #summerinthefield #internship #construction #projectmanagement #UMass #UMassECO #UMassCNS #UMassSES https://instagr.am/p/CD1JldCnSLm/

Nigel Golden presented the 2020 Ambrose Jearld Jr. Lecture on Diversity and Inclusion  https://ift.tt/31k497B #UMassECO ...
08/04/2020

Nigel Golden presented the 2020 Ambrose Jearld Jr. Lecture on Diversity and Inclusion https://ift.tt/31k497B #UMassECO #UMassAmherst

If you are a professional in any #AEC field, check out our new Graduate Certificate in #Sustainable #Building #Construct...
08/03/2020

If you are a professional in any #AEC field, check out our new Graduate Certificate in #Sustainable #Building #Construction. Enrolling now for Fall 2020! Learn More (about sustainable building) - Learn Your Way (flexible, part-time studies) - Learn For Less (affordable and a great way to use your tuition reimbursement). More Info: umass.science/sustainablebuilding #UMass #UMassCNS #UMassSES #UMassECO https://instagr.am/p/CDbSsFygCfP/

ECO Site
07/31/2020

ECO Site

Honoring ‘excellence and extraordinary service’ in CNS https://ift.tt/2CzwBtj #UMassECO #UMassAmherst
07/13/2020

Honoring ‘excellence and extraordinary service’ in CNS https://ift.tt/2CzwBtj #UMassECO #UMassAmherst

Researchers to Fan Out on Seaward NJ Beach in July to Seek Tiger Beach Beetle Larvae Relocated from Cape Cod https://ift...
06/30/2020

Researchers to Fan Out on Seaward NJ Beach in July to Seek Tiger Beach Beetle Larvae Relocated from Cape Cod https://ift.tt/3dNfPUG #UMassECO #UMassAmherst

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160 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, MA
01003

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Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

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(413) 545-2665

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Environmental Conservation Graduate Student Symposium 2021 Friday, March 19th, 2021 – Virtual (Zoom Link TBD) – All times EST
The UMass Amherst's Environmental Conservation Graduate Student Symposium (ECoGSS) organizing committee is excited to announce ECoGSS 2021! Inviting all Graduate Students involved in environmental conservation-related research! Whether you are from ECo, MS3, OEB, or anywhere else, we want you to be involved! ECoGSS is a great space to present your conservation science research to friendly faces, whether you are just starting out in your graduate career or seasoned at attending conferences! The symposium, hosted by the Environmental Conservation Department, will be held via Zoom on Friday, March 19, 2021. Abstracts for talks, posters, and discussion panels are due Friday, January 22nd at 11:59 pm.
This class welcomes a few interested non-majors. Contact the instructor for permission to register...
DO YOU WANT TO LEARN TO RAISE BEES (FOR HONEY)? If you are serious about learning be become a backyard beekeeper, you are invited to take STOCKSCH 166 - Practical Beekeeping with us this fall. While the class is only open to Sustainable Food and Farming majors, we are inviting a few non-majors to join us for this class. If you are interested, contact the instructor; Angela Roell DESCRIPTION: This course will focus on knowledge pertaining to honeybee hive anatomy & social structure, and the management strategies necessary to perform basic beekeeping. The course examines the honeybees role in agriculture and the ecosystem. The course encourages interest in and application of best management practices for successful small scale beekeeping. The course supports development and use of acquired knowledge and skills for creative & sustainable agricultural pursuits. Tuesday/Thursday from 2:30pm-3:45pm 3 Credits
We are offering a permaculture design class this summer online. This class starts on July 9. See:
Check out our online summer classes!
Today at 5:30pm in room 202, Paige Lab. Bring a friend!
Wicked cool new 1-credit online class this winter!
Want something to keep you occupied during the winter break? Take a look at our online classes!
An article by Eco Dept. grad, Brian Ge**er.
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