Ecological restoration is the processes of repairing ecosystems that have been damaged due to human or natural influences.
This emphasis leads to careers as natural resources pilots employed by state and federal agencies such as the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, and state departments of natural resources.
This emphasis provides integrated instruction in natural resources law enforcement.
This emphasis provides an integrated approach to land use and the conservation of wildlife, fish, forest, prairie, and recreation resources.
This emphasis provides an integrated approach to park and recreation area management.
This emphasis focuses on water resource management at the watershed scale.
The emphasis focuses primarily on terrestrial and wetland habitats and their animal associates.
John Loegering, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Natural Resources program at the University of Minnesota Crookston, discusses the various emphases or program tracks in the major and what sets UMC apart. He describes the applied nature of the program and how that benefits students. One of his main areas of research is in wildlife ecology.
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