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College of Natural Resources Conservation and Community Planning Degree


Plan the Communities for Tomorrow

Combine natural science knowledge with social science skills to guide stakeholders in making resource management decisions, learn to create healthy, sustainable communities in rural and urban areas, and work with landowners to conserve their land with a degree in conservation and community planning.

Why Study Conservation and Community Planning at UW-Stevens Point?

Analyze, create and develop maps and plans, conduct windshield surveys, and understand landowner and stakeholder attitudes with a degree in community and conservation planning.

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Alumni Map

Where are they now?

UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resource alumni live and work worldwide! Check out our map if you are interested in exploring job or networking opportunities close to home.

If you would like to add your information to our interactive alumni map, please fill out the form below.

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Develop relevant knowledge and practical skills through hands-on learning opportunities in and out of the classroom with a conservation and community planning degree. A senior capstone experience provides a real-world opportunity to work with a client on an issue. Previous clients have included the United States Forest Service, the City of Stevens Point, Wisconsin Rapids, and the North Central Conservancy Trust. You will also learn to use various software programs such as ArcGIS, Adobe Photoshop, Qualtrics, and SketchUp.

Graduates find positions in a wide variety of careers. They may work in the private sector or for county, state, and federal agencies. Job titles include:

  • Community Planners
  • Land Stewards
  • Assistant Planners
  • Land Use Planners
  • Environmental Planners
  • Conservation Technicians
  • Conservation Project Managers
  • Conservation Easement Program Managers
  • Natural Resource Specialist
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Environmental Policy Analyst


Discover your passions, build your resume, and make friends along the way! Whether it is joining a student organization, working at one of our centers, or participating in research at one of our three field stations, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved.

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Conservation and Community Planning

Navigate Your Major

Major Maps help students map their first day to the first job in their chosen field. While a four-year plan outlines classes to get a degree, Major Maps help students learn how to build career-ready skills and experiences outside the classroom. Each Major Map shows how students can get the most of their UW-Stevens Point journey from enrollment to graduation and beyond. It’s a roadmap to discovering your purpose!


Prepare for your career with additional hands-on experiences in all areas of natural resource management during a required summer field experience. You can choose between our six-week, hands-on summer field experience held at our Treehaven field station or on-campus, or take part in our European Environmental Seminar and learn how European natural resource management compares to the United States.

Summer internships and jobs are another great way to build your resume. We make them easy to find through our partnership with Handshake.

Meet your Faculty and Staff

Faculty members within the Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management discipline bring a wide array of knowledge and experience to our indoor and outdoor classrooms at UW-Stevens Point.
Austin Holland

Austin Holland

  • Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Planning
  • Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management
  • College of Natural Resources