The Wildlife Management program emphasizes both applied and basic research in wildlife ecology, management, education, and extension. It concentrates on the problems and opportunities facing wildlife resources at the state, regional, and international levels.
The Wildlife Management program focuses on:
- Predator-prey relationship
- Urban and suburban wildlife
- Migratory wildlife species
- Wildlife-human interaction
- International wildlife
Students have the opportunity to work closely with staff from the Wildlife Division of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, through the Steward B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, private non-profit organizations, such as Audubon Society Connecticut Chapter, The Nature Conservancy, local landowners, and local municipalities.
Many of our students join The Wildlife Society Chapter to participate in diverse activities, including the maintenance of blue-bird boxes on campus, cleaning local trails, and doing environmental education at the local schools.
Some of our students participate in the activities developed by the Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Center.
Professor Emeritus John S. Barclay