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CSU launches master's specialization in conservation leadership

November 2, 2009

Society is faced with some of the greatest challenges in history, from climate change to biodiversity loss to energy security and beyond. We need leaders who think differently, embrace complexity, and see the human and environmental condition as one intricate system.

Conservation Leadership Through Learning, or CLTL, is a 17-month Conservation Leadership Specialization within the Master's of Science Degree Program in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department.

Reaching beyond classroom walls

CLTL will prepare students to be a part of the next generation of conservation leaders who will tackle these dynamic challenges. In Aug. 2010, the first group of students will begin an intensive educational journey in the United States and Mexico.

CLTL merges trans-disciplinary university education with real-world action to train leaders who can deliver on-the-ground benefits for conservation and communities. By reaching far beyond the classroom walls, students will develop the knowledge and real-world skills to become effective conservation leaders making a difference for the environment and people’s lives.

Applications due March 31

CLTL is a partnership between Colorado State University’s Warner College of Natural Resources and the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, and El Colegio de la Frontera Sur in Mexico.

For more information, contact us at

Applications are being accepted through March 31, 2010, for the first cohort, which begins Aug. 23, 2010.

Contact: Ryan Finchum
Phone: (970) 491-7776