Wilderness Connect, housed on the University of Montana campus, acknowledges that we are on the traditional lands of the Salish and Kalispel peoples, who have stewarded this land throughout many generations and are its past, present, and future caretakers.
The Wilderness Management Distance Education Program offers accredited university courses through the University of Montana's Wilderness Institute for a comprehensive study of wilderness management. Graduate (G) and undergraduate (UG) college credit is awarded. Completion of all four courses is required for the wilderness management certificate. Online and correspondence sections are available for all courses:
Course costs range from $1200 to $1700 depending on the course and the level (undergraduate/graduate). Contact instructor Kari Gunderson with questions.
Designed for seasonal Wilderness rangers and federal personnel working near Wilderness or with an interest in Wilderness Stewardship, the basics certificate through the Eppley Institute for Parks & Public Lands at Indiana University explores the history, philosophy, and application of wilderness law and policy in the United States. This sixteen-week course of study provides a comprehensive understanding of the basics of management in designated wilderness. Cohort and individual options are available.
Course cost is $350. Contact Kate Wiltz with questions.