I learned about local and global environmental systems and how all components in those systems play into each other.
I learned the hard skills of field work, data collection, and data management.
I learned how to format and write professional reports based on data collected in studies both pre-determined and self-designed.
As an environmental studies graduate I hope to be able to find a career working outside doing field research for wildlife / fisheries as well as working in wildlife conservation. Attending UMFK has given me the privilege of various in the field experiences and a multitude of interesting classes covering all sorts of topics. With these things, along with being able to participate directly in state research and attending various educational trips, UMFK has enabled me to obtain excellent skills that will continue to benefit me as I move forward towards graduating and applying for jobs.
A day in the life of an Allagash Wilderness Waterway Park Ranger is always exciting and different. I do many different jobs from maintaining campsites to teaching the history of this historic waterway to visitors. I am 68 miles in the woods above Greenville for 9 days at a time in my own cabin. It is a rewarding job and I feel lile im a part of something bigger then myself. The classes I took as a conservation law Enforcement and Environmental student helped prepare me for the carrer path I am now headed down. Working in the Allagash helped introduce me to, and be a part of other state agencies such as the Maine Warden Service and Maine Forest Rangers. UMFKs close proximity to the Allagash introduced me to this hidden treasure in the North Maine Woods, along with staff and field experiance gained durring our trips abroad; UMFK prepared me well for the carrer I have chosen!