NEW - Bachelor's Degree Program in Ecosystem Restoration and Applied Fire Management

Students engaged in our new bachelor's degree program will be learning applied skills in management of the Sierra ecosystems, federal NWCG certifications required to use prescribed fire to reduce wildland fuels and mitigate future risks, restoring riparian areas, reforesting burned landscapes, and using appropriate practices to incorporate indigenous planning and perspectives in sustainable forest management and restoration. 


A.S. in Environmental Studies 

Students majoring in envriomental studies are trained to work in wildland and natural resources management. Students have flexibility within the major to focus their courses and education on: 1) forestry, 2) fire and fuels management, 3) wildlife managment, 4) fish and hatchery managment, 5) watershed restoration, or 6) sustainble farming. 

A.S. in Environmental Science 

Students majoring in Environmental Science will be trained in the fundamentals of science as it applies to enviromental issues. 

Certificates of Specialization

In addition to pursuing an Associates Degree at Feather River College, students can pursue certificates, which can be attained instead of or along with the major. These certificates are designed with seasonal employment in mind.

Certifcates Inlcude:

  • Biological Science Technician (Wildlife Focus)
  • Fire and Fuels Technician
  • Forestry Technician
  • Hatchery Technician
  • Hydrology Technician
  • Ecological Farming Certificate

Biological science, forestry,  and hydrologic technician certificates were designed to ensure completers have the coursework required to be eligible for employment at the G.S. 4 level within the US Forest Service. The fire and fuels certificate is also designed ot provide students with the requite course work and NWCG certifications to allow them to work for the USFS on fire and fuels crews. The hatchery technician certificate was designed to prepare completers for seasonal employment at California Fish and Wildlife hatcheries. The ecological farming certificate was designed with the input from owners of local farms, and is designed to give students the necessary skills to run a small-scale, sustainable farm.

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