Find great outdoor careers through the Natural Resource Management degree program. Graduate Jackie Kniss works for the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife, studying bighorn sheep and lamb survival rates in the Arkansas River Valley.

Natural Resource Management

A hands-on environmental education in the heart of the Rocky Mountains


This program is offered at Leadville

Get more real-life experience in a beautiful mountain environment that’s worth protecting. High-alpine forests and meadows that explode with wildflowers. Complex riparian and wetland environments. Rushing river valleys and flourishing streams. Get ready to explore and learn in the pristine landscapes that surround our campus.

Colorado Mountain College Natural Resource Management students collect and analize data from the national forests surrounding Leadville, Colorado.Put your passion to work and start a career in:

  • Natural resources
  • Geology
  • Watershed science
  • Geography
  • Fishery and wildlife biology
  • Forestry
  • Natural resource recreation and tourism
  • Rangeland science and ecology
  • Waste and hazardous materials management

You’re concerned about the environment. Want to do more than write your congressman about it? The Natural Resource Management program at Colorado Mountain College will give you the knowledge and skills you need to make a real difference.

In addition to the hands-on curriculum and outstanding scenery, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in a paid internship. The Natural Resource Management Student Internship (NRMSI) program connects students with governmental and private clients throughout Colorado. It’s your chance to work on an active assessment and remediation project, an experience that will set you apart with potential employers.

If you’d like to extend your education, the Natural Resource Management curriculum is designed to transfer to four-year degree programs at Western State Colorado University and Colorado Mesa University.

Download the Outdoor/Environmental Brochure (pdf)

All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands and Waters under special permits and agreements from the U.S. Forest Service , U.S. Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

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