Trevien Stanger Instructor of Environmental Studies

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B.A. Saint Michael’s College
M.S. University of Montana


Areas of Expertise:

Environmental Writing, Ecological Restoration, Wilderness Ethics, Environmental Justice


Courses I Teach:

  • Environment and Society
  • Nature and Culture
  • Environmental Research Methods
  • American Wilderness
  • Environmental Justice

My Saint Michael’s:

Environmental Studies can be hard work at times –– there’s no shortage of bad news in the fields of wildlife conservation, agriculture, climate change, environmental injustice, water quality, etc., and it can seem like humans cause intractable problems wherever we go. But, as an ecological restorationist and environmental educator for many years, I’ve also seen first-hand that people can discover productive, positive roles in their towns, cities, and watersheds. I believe that with the right mix of scholarship, creativity, and passion, this generation of students I’m working with now can be one of the first to not only halt environmental and social problems, but also generate new and exciting ways to tackle these issues with grit, humor, community, and an authentic commitment to service.

Recent News

Trevien Stanger of the Saint Michael’s Environmental Studies and Sciences faculty just completed his one year “Vermont Master Naturalist” training in Richmond, Vermont. According to a website for this training, “Vermont Master Naturalist” trains close-knit teams of naturalists in local natural history across the earth, life and social sciences who: Learn to interpret the landscapes of local natural areas from geology to plants and animals to land-use history and beyond; Partner with local organizations and town officials to design and implement volunteer projects in conservation education and stewardship’ Receive Vermont Master Naturalist certification and continue to serve as a citizen advisory group to local natural resource issues.”  Trevien said he is “sure that this knowledge and set of teaching skills will be appreciated by my Environmental Studies students as they explore the Saint Michael’s Natural Area and continue doing ecological restoration work down there.”
(posted June 2019)