Welcome to the Environmental Studies Department at Feather River College!
Come learn about forests and fires, fish and farms, water and wildlife.
NEW - Learn more about our newly approved bachelor's degree in Ecosystem Restoration and Applied Fire Management!
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Students in the Environmental Studies Program work on real-world mangement projects as part of their classes. As a student you may find yourself helping build a beaver-mimicking dam as part of a stream restoration project, using prescribed fire as a tool to restore forest landscapes, growing food for the local community, or collecting data about campus wildlife and fish populations.
As you learn in your classes, you will be building contacts and knowledge that will help you pursue a career in land management and environmental science.
Students will gain skills that will prepare them to work for federal and state agencies like the Forest Service, CALFIRE or California Fish and Wildwilfe; for private companies and contractors; and also for many non-profit organizations that work to advocate for and manage our natural landscapes and wild species.
Students in the Environmental Studies, Environmental Science and Certificate programs have a variety of career and eduational goals. Many of them choose to continue their eduation beyond FRC, by transfering to other regional institutions.
Some Options Include:
- Humboldt State University is common next step for our students,who wish to pursue four-year degrees in Wildlife, Forestry, Environmental Science and Management, Environmental Studies, Fisheries, etc.
- Chico State Univeristy is about 1.5 hours away from FRC and offers degrees in Enviromental Sciences and Geography.
- Univeristy of Nevada, Reno is another regional school that offers degrees in Foresty, EcoHydrology, and other related degrees.
- Other schools that have attract alums include UC Davis, UC Berkeley, Sonoma State Univeristy.
The Environmental Studies Department includes associates degrees in Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, and six Certificates of Specialization and now will be offering a new bacelor's degree program in Ecosystem Restoration and Applied Fire Manaegment. Our curriculum provides students with the opportunity to investigate a spectrum of natural resource disciplines and integrate those studies into applied field work.
Hallmarks of the program include:
- Getting students involved with hands-on applied projects,
- Working with local partners to influence conservation and decision-making, and
- Exploring on our unique mountain landscape.
The Environmental Studies Department at FRC has a flexible curriculum designed to prepare students for a wide variety of careers related to solving environmental and resource issues. Surrounded by over a million acres of public forests in a watershed that provides much of California's water supply, FRC is uniquely situated to offer such courses.
If you care about the natural environment and would like to explore it as a career option, you have found the right program!
Come study in our "million-acre classroom"!
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