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Are you interested in the environment, in making a difference in conserving our forests and the benefits they provide? Consider a career in forestry, the science, art, and practice of managing forests. One-third of the U.S. land area is covered by forests. The products and services from forests, and the scenic beauty that they provide, have contributed to the well-being of the American people for hundreds of years. Foresters care for the trees, land, water, and wildlife, which all depend upon sustainable management of forests. The Department of Ecosystem Science and Management provides advanced educational opportunities for developing leaders in the management, conservation, and restoration of the worlds diverse forests. Whether you pursue a career that takes you to the classroom or boardroom or outdoors, a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry will equip you with the knowledge and skills you will need to make a difference!
Forest Resource Management is designed to both educate and train professionals to manage forests and conduct forest research. Whether the primary goal of forest management is timber, water, wildlife, or recreation, students graduating from this option will be well-equipped to provide the forest values which society demands. The educational program in Forest Resource Management option of the Forestry curriculum leading to a B.S. degree in Forestry is accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF). The Council for Higher Education Accreditation recognizes SAF as the specialized accrediting body for forestry education in the United States.