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Geography invites critical and creative thinking about our impact on the Earth, the equal distribution of resources, and sustainable living across the globe. Our programs cover social, cultural, economic, and natural science topics including landscape analysis, water resources, fire management, landscape ecology and biogeography, ecological restoration, climatology, and climate change.
Dr. Susan L. Hardwick (1945 - 2015)
“My greatest successes are my students,” she said in 1995, when she was featured on the cover of Chico Statements.
Dr. Bruce E. Bechtol (1938-2016)
The Department of Geography and Planning is proud to hold Dr. Bechtol as one of our own. He is remembered for the wonderful work and enthusiasm he brought to the students and fellow faculty he worked with on this campus. He will be missed by many.