Conservation and Environmental Science

An academic program major in Conservation was initiated in 1970 in response to an  increasing interest and concern regarding the state of the environment and the management of its resources. In 1997 two options were introduced. The Resource Management option, which was essentially the equivalent of the original major, and  allowed students to select a program with a resource management approach. The Environmental Science option allowed students to focus on environmental monitoring, analysis and remediation. In 2000 this option was upgraded to a stand alone major, and Conservation continued to retain its management focus.

Faculty Member Term Specialty
Steve McCool 1969-1971 Park Management
Ted Myren 1969-1979 Forestry
Joe Hoffman 1971-1976 Park Management
Robert Kessling 1974-1978 Park Management
Robert Wendling 1976-1978 Park Management and Forestry
Donna Kostka 1976-1978 Park Management
Norman Bliss 1978-2002 Land Use Planning
Paul Klemm 1979-2002 Park Management
Jeff Bridge 1979 Forestry
Mike Kaltenberg 1980-2012 Forestry
Richard Harris 1984-1986 Land Use Planning
Jeff Marion 1984-1985 Park Management
Susan Grasse 1985-1986 Park Management
Kelly Cain 1986-present Park Management
Signe Holtz 1986-1987 Land Use Planning
Rita Kozak 1987-2002 Land Use Planning
Eric Sanden 1992-present Range and Resource Management
Kerry Keen 1997-present Geology/Hydrology
Laine Vignona 2000-present Environmental Science
Norman Bliss 1981

Norman Bliss 1981

Paul Klemm 1982

Paul Klemm 1982

Mike Kaltenberg (right) 1998

Mike Kaltenberg (right) 1998

Kelly Cain 1993

Kelly Cain 1993

Kelly Cain (left) 1987

Kelly Cain (left) 1987

Kelly Cain spent 24 hours in a tree on campus in 1995

Kelly Cain spent 24 hours in a tree on campus in 1995

Rita Kozak 1992

Rita Kozak 1992

Eric Sanden

Eric Sanden

Kerry Keen 1997

Kerry Keen 1997

Kerry Keen (right) 1997

Kerry Keen (right) 1997

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