Graduate Programs at Plymouth State University

Center for the Environment

The Center for the Environment at Plymouth State University addresses the science, policies, culture and economics of the natural environment in northern New England through research, education and collaboration. We engage on- and off-campus partners to define, acquire, and provide science-based knowledge to make informed decisions. The Center was established at PSU in 2004 with the dual purpose of building research capacity on campus and providing the region with knowledge on environmental issues. Our specific objectives are to: • Prepare PSU students for lives and careers that demand a thorough understanding of human interactions with the natural, human, and built environment. • Contribute in major ways to the solution of significant environmental problems in our region. • Foster relations and encourage collaborative efforts within PSU and with environmental agencies and organizations. The Center has a special commitment to the North Country and lakes region of New Hampshire and PSU is geographically well situated to serve this role. The work of the Center enhances the North Country economy, and fosters regional environmental understanding and literacy. []