College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Conservation Leadership Through Learning (new Masters Degree Specialization)

January 28, 2010

Society is faced with some of the greatest challenges in history, from climate change to biodiversity loss to energy security and beyond. We need leaders who think differently, embrace complexity, and see the human and environmental condition as one intricate system. Conservation Leadership Through Learning (CLTL) is a 17-month Conservation Leadership Specialization within the Masters of Science Degree Program in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department. CLTL will prepare students to be a part of the next generation of conservation leaders who will tackle these dynamic challenges. In August 2010, the first group of students will begin an intensive educational journey in the United States and Mexico. CLTL merges transdisciplinary university education with real-world action to train leaders who can deliver on-the-ground benefits for conservation and communities. By reaching far beyond the classroom walls, students will develop the knowledge and real-world skills to become effective conservation leaders making a difference for the environment and people’s lives.

CLTL is a partnership between Colorado State University’s Warner College of Natural Resources and the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, and El Colegio de la Frontera Sur in Mexico. CLTL was recently recognized by Mexico's National Commission for Science and Technology as an International Professional Science Masters of Excellence. This recognition will bring partial funding opportunities for all accepted students.

For more information, please visit our website ( or contact us at Applications are being accepted through March 1, 2010 for the first cohort, which begins August 23, 2010.

Basic Spanish proficiency is required for this MS degree specialization.