U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service mission is to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

The Human Dimensions Branch examines the complex relationships between people and the wildlife and habitats that the National Wildlife Refuge protects. They help wildlife practitioners and decision-makers consider social systems in conservation planning, design and implementation.

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Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Colorado State University

The Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (HDNR) at Colorado State University focuses on understanding and attending to the needs and values of humans, human society, and culture as it relates to the natural environment. Originating from efforts pioneered by the Warner College of Natural Resources to study the application of human dimensions to natural resources in the early 1970s, the mission of the Department is to contribute to conservation, stewardship, and the enjoyment of natural and cultural resources and the management of those resources in a way that produces both land health and sustainable human benefits. The Department offers an MS and PhD in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, an MS in Tourism Management, and an MS in Conservation Leadership; as well as graduate certificates in Adventure Tourism, Agritourism Management, and Ski Area Management. The Department is one of seven programs in the U.S. that offers a comprehensive Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral Program.