The 1,450-acre Amherst campus is located in a picturesque, culturally and educationally-rich New England town along the Connecticut River Valley, just a few hours from Boston and New York City. Its neighbors and collaborators include Smith College, Mt. Holyoke, Amherst College, and Hampshire College.
Of special interest for marine science students are the surrounding Connecticut River, university-owned Mt. Toby and Cadwell Memorial forests, the 81,000-acre Quabbin River Reservation of the Metropolitan District Commission, and the 800-acre Swift River Wildlife Management Area of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. Nearby are the Green Mountains of Vermont and White Mountains of New Hampshire. On-campus affiliates include the Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.
Additional affiliates include the National Marine Fisheries Service Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, the Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center in Turner’s Falls, the regional office of the USDI Fish and Wildlife Service in Hadley, and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management Division of Forest and Park Region 4 Headquarters, which is within walking distance.
UMass Amherst links
- Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
- Department of Environmental Conservation
- Department of Geosciences
- Department of Plant, Soil, and Insect Sciences