The climates and ecosystems of our world are experiencing an unprecedented crisis. Globally, we are living in a time of flux, where human modifications to the Earth’s ecosystems have spurred rapid and unpredictable changes. Environmental conservation seeks to transform the way we view our relationship to the Earth both at the societal and individual level. At UMass Amherst, environmental conservation students focus on various areas of interest including wildlife, fish, and conservation biology; forest resources and arboriculture; water, wetlands, and watersheds; environmental policy and human dimensions; or sustainable building systems.