Natural Resource Sustainability

Location, resources and a longstanding commitment to the environment distinguish the natural resource sustainability program at Paul Smith’s College. Just as important, though, is the broad education in communication skills, science, mathematics, social sciences and humanities needed for graduates to thrive in the increasingly complex universe of natural resource management.

Other program highlights:

•14,000 acres of college-owned and managed land; management forestland certified by FSC and SFI

•Faculty gardens

•Be in the center of several different land-use types including sustainable forestry sites; local agriculture and the Champlain and St. Lawrence valleys; and academic, municipal, rural, urban and exurban communities.

•Use the latest land, water and forest measurement equipment and software.

•Study at two research/outreach centers, the Center for Adirondack Biodiversity and Adirondack Watershed Institute.

•Make maple syrup at our certified organic sugar bush.

•Study abroad under an endowment for international learning in natural resources.

•Gain access to expertise at land and natural resource management institutions such as the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Adirondack Park Agency.

•Learn with faculty who are experts in sustainable natural resource management, land use planning, green enterprises, community resource management and the relationships between natural resources and society.


Paul Smith's College
7833 New York 30
Paul Smiths, NY 12970

(518) 327-6227
(800) 421-2605



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