Sustainable Outdoor Recreation Management Specialization

Are you passionate about the environment and do you love the great outdoors? Do you dream of a career that combines your dedication to conservation with your enthusiasm for outdoor activities? If so, our Environmental Science Program with a specialization in Sustainable Outdoor Recreational Management is the perfect fit for you!

Why choose this path?

Impact the future:
As our natural landscapes face unprecedented challenges from climate change and human activity, the need for knowledgeable and passionate environmental stewards has never been greater. By specializing in Sustainable Outdoor Recreation Management, you will be ready to guide decisions that ensure our natural spaces are used responsibly and sustainably, preserving access for future generations.

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Blend environmental science and business:
This unique specialization offers a blend of rigorous environmental science, business and communications training. You'll learn the scientific principles behind conservation and sustainability, while also gaining practical skills in managing recreational operations impacting natural areas.

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Open the door to diverse career opportunities:
Graduates with this specialization are equipped to pursue a variety of exciting careers. Whether you aspire to work with national parks, wildlife reserves, ecotourism companies or environmental NGOs, your expertise in sustainable practices and business operations will make you a valuable asset in any organization.

What will you learn?

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Ecology and environmental science

Understand the complex interactions within ecosystems and the impact of human activities on the environment.


Sustainable practices

Gain knowledge of sustainable resource management and conservation techniques.

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Recreation planning and management

Understand the business side of outdoor recreation and advocacy strategies to engage stakeholders, and even earn a minor in business administration.

What sets us apart

Join a community of changemakers

At our university, you'll be part of a vibrant community of students & faculty dedicated to making a difference. You'll have access to:

State-of-the-art facilities Our labs and research centers are equipped with the latest technology to support your studies.
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Expert faculty Learn from professors who are leaders in their fields and committed to your success.
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Student organizations Join clubs and organizations focused on environmental advocacy, outdoor adventures and sustainable living.
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Lifestyle Whether you’re drawn by affordability, campus beauty or community spirit, Reno offers a unique college experience worth considering!
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Ready to make a difference?

Embark on a career that fulfills your passion for the environment and outdoor recreation and also contributes to a sustainable future. Join us in the Environmental Science program with a specialization in Sustainable Outdoor Recreation Management and become a leader in keeping outdoor spaces protected and accessible now and in the future.

Apply Today and take the first step towards a rewarding and impactful career in sustainable outdoor recreation management. Together, we can protect and preserve our planet for future generations.

Let’s create a sustainable future, one adventure at a time!

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