Environmental & Resource Conservation (1+1)

SUNY Adirondack offers the first year of an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Environmental and Resource Conservation as part of the 1+1 program with SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF).

Students who enjoy working outdoors, learning about the environment and how to conserve our natural resources would find success with a career in Conservation.


SUNY Adirondack and SUNY ESF’s 1+1 partnership offers students the opportunity to complete the first year of Environmental and Resource Conservation at Adirondack and, upon completion, receive automatic acceptance and full-credit transfer to the second year at ESF’s Wanakena campus. The Environmental and Resource Conservation program provides students with real-world experience through the careful combination of class curricula and field training.

First-year students of the program will take courses in botany, science, math, writing, English, economics, and a variety of Liberal Arts’ electives.


SUNY Adirondack offers small class sizes and access to dedicated faculty who have years of experience in science and ecology. While the partner program with SUNY ESF is geared toward a two-year degree completion, students may easily continue on with a Bachelor degree program in Construction Management, Forest Ecosystem Science, Natural Resource Management or sustainable Energy Management.

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This well-rounded start to the two-year Associate degree gives students an opportunity to seamlessly transfer all of their credits and experience earned at SUNY Adirondack to the well-respected SUNY ESF Ranger School, the oldest dedicated college of science and forestry in the country.