Associate of Science in Conservation Law and Outdoor Management

Conservation Law and Outdoor Management at the University of Maine at Machias (UMaine Machias) emphasizes a study of conservation law as it relates to law enforcement and recreational services. The program prepares students for leadership positions in the field of conservation law and management.

In addition, the curriculum facilitates transition to UMaine Machias’s Outdoor Recreation and Leadership baccalaureate program for those students who decide to further their studies or seek higher credentials. Learn about the four-year Outdoor Recreation and Leadership program here.

Conservation Law and Outdoor Management Associate Degree

Karen Beeftink, PhD
Associate Professor of Outdoor Recreation and Leadership

Five students standing in the woods in autumn, holding their thumbs out

Why UMaine Machias?

  • Students work closely with professionals in the community, including game wardens, park rangers, and marine patrol officers.
  • Students have opportunities to participate in “mock crime scene” scenarios, gaining hands-on skills in forensic investigation.
  • With 243-acre wooded campus including the DeShon Outback Trail System and close proximity to additional hiking trails, waterways and wilderness areas, UMaine Machias is an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts.