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Colorado Mountain College - Natural Resource Management

Using the Rocky Mountains as a laboratory, this program teaches the skills to solve environmental problems. This two-year hands-on program is also designed to transfer.
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831 Grand Avenue
Glenwood Springs , CO 81601
Contact Person: Blair Lowery
Phone: 1-800-621-8559 xt 8327
Fax: 970-947-8385
E-Mail: joinus@coloradomtn.edu
Website: http://www.coloradomtn.edu/programs/nrm/home.html

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The Rocky Mountains are the perfect place to learn how keep our land and water pure. You'll study in many ecosystems, from high alpine to river and semi-desert. The Natural Resource Management program will teach you the skills to assess problems and recommend solutions for a healthy environment. Using the Colorado outdoors as a laboratory, this practical, hands-on program will teach you valuable field skills. The curriculum is also designed to transfer into four-year Natural Resource Management degree programs. Begun in 1974 as Environmental Technology, this program is one of the most well-established programs of its kind in the country. The Natural Resource Management degree specializes in helping students graduate with entry-level skills in a variety of environmental science fields. The degree combines aquatic and terrestrial resource management. Students will be trained in career fields of environmental site assessment, hydrology, soils science, environmental law and others. The department has ongoing projects with various federal, state and private organizations. Faculty and students provide environmental services to these organizations such as field studies, laboratory analysis and data interpretation. The department is extensively involved with local environmental projects, and has conducted evaluations of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem conditions and health which are used for restoration/rehabilitation designs.

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