Environmental Conservation

You’ve got the whole world in your hands.

With academic programs in aquaculture & aquatic science, sustainable resource management, environmental conservation science, natural resources conservation, and environmental & natural resources management, you will find your natural fit at SUNY Morrisville.

When the outdoors is where you feel most at home, you’ll want a program and a college that give you as much opportunity to breathe fresh air, feel cool water, soak in the sun and connect with growing things. We get that.

That’s why we have more than 1,000 acres of college lands that include fields, forests, streams and wetlands for you to get out there and practice your skills. With thousands of acres of state lands and waters nearby, SUNY Morrisville provides a world for you to discover a top-notch education.

They say variety is the spice of life, and we’ve got plenty of it with our environmental conservation degrees and facilities. Get hands-on with fish and marine life at the Aquaculture Center. Improve wildlife habitat at Owens West Wildlife Management Area. Cruise timber at Sadoff Woodlot. Hone your tree identification skills at the college arboretum. Maintain the Callahan Brook Nature Trail and learn about water quality in the headwaters of the Chenango River.


Develop your knowledge and strengthen the necessary skills to contribute to a sustainable future. SUNY Morrisville is ready to help you jumpstart your environmental career.


Students laying out a water bar
Planning for a sustainable environment. With the growing challenges to our natural environment come rising opportunities to sustainably manage and protect our natural resources. If you value our natural resources and want to help sustain them, you’ll find the training to do so in SUNY Morrisville’s Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree program in environmental & natural resources management.
Student helping at plant sale
Put that green thumb to work. As a student in our Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) degree program in horticulture business management, you’ll start with a hands-on education in horticulture and grow into an entrepreneur-based approach to owning or operating a horticulture-related business.
Students work with nets in a body of water.
Plan a sustainable future that’s right for you — and created by you! The SUNY Morrisville Bachelor of Science degree in sustainable resource management prepares you to become a transformative leader in resource planning, as you will learn to build a better tomorrow by applying adaptive resource management skills to help create solutions for today’s complex environmental and sustainability challenges.
A seahorse of the marine lab species
Immerse yourself in your learning. Through its diversity and depth, SUNY Morrisville’s Associate in Applied Science degree program in aquaculture & aquatic science prepares you for success in aquaculture, marine biology, fisheries and conservation, and many related industries. Handle fish your very first day with our applied learning in aquaculture.
Students sampling macroinvertebrates in a stream
Become a steward of the land. One of the great challenges we face in today’s world has to do with our ability to identify and solve environmental problems. Through SUNY Morrisville’s Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program in environmental conservation science, you will take the first steps in preparing for that challenge.
Harvesting onions
Cultivate your future. If you love growing and working with plants, whether in a greenhouse, a flower shop or on a farm, hands-on training in horticulture may just be what’s next for you.
Students working in the woods
No ceiling but the sky. The SUNY Morrisville Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in natural resources conservation turns your favorite place to be — the outdoors — into your classroom. Using this resource, our distinctive program provides the training for the well-grounded natural resource technician, whether your interest is in forestry, ecology, fish and wildlife, parks, resource management or equipment management.