Free Cycles Field Trip

Urban Ecology Mariah McIntosh and Isabel Langlois A theme present in the city planning aspects of Bob’s Giordano’s presentation on urban ecology was social equity through improved street design. Giordano offered a well-supported critique of the abrupt, sharp qualities manifested in common city streets. Nearly nothing in nature resembles the ninety degree angles of city…

Sleeping Giant Field Trip

Daniel Pendergraph On the last Citizen Science trip of the season, Dan and Zoe lead one half Wilderness and Civilization students on a Wilderness Character monitoring trip to the Sleeping Giant Wilderness Study Area. This was the last boundary  that the Wilderness Institute needed to monitor to complete the inventory of the Sleeping Giant. we…

Fall Trek in the Bob Marshall Wilderness

Tribe of the Rising Sun William Adams and Jordan Nigh Our contingent of the 41st class of the Wilderness and Civilization Program, known as the Tribe of the Rising Sun, traversed the Bob Marshall Wilderness from East to West. We began our trek in the Rocky Mountain front, just north of Choteau. Sunshine and warmth…

The Wilderness and Civilization Program

Wilderness and Civilization is an inspiring and demanding academic program. It is the only program in Montana where students can earn a Wilderness Studies Minor. Each year, a small group of students from around the country are immersed in the study of wildland conservation and the human-nature relationship. Wilderness and Civilization combines the strengths of…