On behalf of the entire Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources family, we would like to congratulate all 2020 graduates from our Natural Resource Tourism and Human Dimensions of Natural Resources majors! Although we can’t see each other in person, please know that we are all very proud of your accomplishments this year. Best of luck in all your future endeavors and take care!
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CSU researchers have discovered that wildlife values have changed because wildlife are being re-classified to be in the same moral community that includes humans. Their data shows a widespread shift from domination to mutualism wildlife values over a 14-year period since 2004.
The ski slopes of the Rocky Mountain West are facing new challenges as a shifting climate brings shorter winters and more severe droughts.
Colorado State University is now offering students the opportunity to complete participating degree programs in less time as part of the new Accelerated Programs initiative. A B.S. in Natural Resource Tourism can now be completed in 3 years.
Despite the current state of affairs, the future of tourism is bright—and a degree from Colorado State University’s Master of Tourism Management can help you turn your passion into a career.
The Society of Women Geographer’s Evelyn L. Pruitt Fellowship was recently awarded to PhD Candidate Kathryn Powlen, enabling her to further her research on biosphere reserves in Mexico.
Conservation Leadership master’s student Francis Sopia grew up amidst abundant wildlife in the Maasai Mara, Kenya and was acutely aware of the conflict between human livelihoods and healthy wildlife populations. Forged from this conflict Sopia has devoted his life to further community-based conservation efforts to ensure the preservation of both.
The graduate certificate in Ski Area Management’s program coordinator, Natalie Ooi, PhD was recently interviewed by Outside Magazine on what ski areas are doing to combat over-use and crowding. Ooi shared that many within the ski industry are moving away from walk-up ticket sales.
A team of Colorado State University researchers is partnering with the City of Fort Collins and the Audubon Rockies Habitat Hero program to encourage Front Range residents to replace lawns with native plants and encourage neighbors to do the same.
SNEWS just highlighted CSU’s Adventure Tourism Program as adventure tourism is roaring into the new decade with unprecedented growth and new opportunities materializing daily.