Do you love fishing, hiking and camping?

Do you care about wildlife and nature? 

Do you want a career doing what you love?

 If you answer “YES,” then the Natural Resources Management Program at UNM-Taos can get you the education and experience to get the job you want.  Join us and become part of a group of students who love the outdoors and are on their way to a career taking care of it.


Education Pathways

Support follows students through completion of an Associate Degree of Pre-Science at UNM-T and transfer to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a Partner Institution including:

  • New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas
    • B.S. Forestry, B.S. Biology, B.S. Geology
  • New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
    • B.S. Conservation Ecology, B.S. Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Ecology
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
    • B.S. Biology, B.S. Earth and Planetary Science, B.S. Environmental Studies
  • Adams State College, Alamosa, CO
    • B.S. Wildlife Biology
  • Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
    • B.S. Biology, B.S. Environmental Science

Experiential Learning

  • Hands-on coursework, practical skills, guest speakers, local projects, internships

Professional Development

  • Resumes, Interview Skills, USAJobs Navigation, and Professional Networking

Job Placement

  • Graduates have a near 100% rate of job placement with employers including:
    • US Forest Service, National Park Service, New Mexico State Forestry, New Mexico Environment Department, Taos Pueblo, Bureau of Land Management, Taos County, Ecosphere Environmental Services, Peace Corps


  • Intro to Natural Resources Management
  • Natural Resources Career Experience
  • Water Resources
  • Terrestrial Ecology
  • Climate Change Seminar
  • Special Topics and Internships

The CCC and LIFT Leadership in Forestry Training

A select group of students participate in the CCC LIFT project.  LIFT students receive generous academic stipends, math and science tutoring, professional development, transfer support and assistance with job placement.  The CCC (Northern New Mexico Climate Change Corps) and LIFT (Leadership in Forestry Training) are funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA NIFA).  Applications are available under For More Information.

Contact Us

Natural Resources Management Program: (575) 737-3758 or

UNM-Taos Admissions and Advising: (575) 737-6215 or

UNM-Taos Advising: (575) 737-6215 or