Natural Resources Student Stories

 UMC Natural Resources Profile Matt Toenies - Image

Senior Matt Toenies, an natural resources major at the University of Minnesota, Crookston talks about his experience in "Especially For the Birds" PDF Icon from the Sprint 2014 version of the Torch magazine.

Lisa Gentele, a 2010 graduate of the University of Minnesota, Crookston from Omaha, Nebraska, earned her bachelor's degree in natural resources. In this video she talks about her experience on the Crookston campus and about her involvement in the various student organizations relating to natural resources and sustainability.


UMC Jeffrey Wilson Profile Photo

Jeffrey Wilson, '09, natural resources park management major, talks about his study abroad experience in the mountainous island of Tasmania and his plans for after graduation. Read "Outback Living" PDF Icon in the Summer 2009 version of the Torch magazine.


UMC Matt Brinkman Profile Photo

Matt Brinkman, '09, natural resources wildlife management major currently works as a predator biologist for the Natural Resources Office at San Clemente Island, 70 miles off the coast of California. Read his story "Island Living and Learning" PDF Icon in the Summer 2010 Torch magazine.


 UMC Erik Elgin and Chris Waltz Profile Photo

Erick Elgin '09 and Chris Waltz '09, natural resource majors, led an effort in 2009 that resulted in a new residence hall, Evergreen Hall, that became certified under the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). This certification verifies that a building project meets the highest green building and performance measures.  Read more of their story "Here Today, Here Tomorrow" PDF Icon in the Spring 2009 version of the Torch magazine.