group of students


Through shared outdoor experiences, team projects and internships, and intensive mentoring, DDCSP scholars will build connections that will last a lifetime.

students collecting tree samples

Field Research

Guided research projects with faculty and graduate student mentors will help students develop the necessary knowledge and skills for a career in conservation.

graduating students


A tiered-approach to mentoring will provide students with multiple mentors and an entire team of people invested in their success. 

students tagging a bear

Professional Development

Internships with tribal, state, and/or federal agencies or with nongovernmental organizations will provide valuable career experience and contacts for the future.