The Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation is one of four departments within the College of Natural Resources and Environment and is one of the top programs in natural resource management in the United States.  Our top-flight education and research focus on the latest applications to uncover the science needed to manage forests and other natural resources. Our programs are diverse and approach critical natural resource issues from many disciplinary perspectives. From protected areas management and economic policy to forest soil productivity, urbanization, and genomics, we seek to discover new knowledge and technology to address the global challenges to come.

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education

Graduate Education

Graduate Education

Since the introduction of chestnut blight to North America in the early 1900s, American chestnuts very rarely reach maturity. They sprout but are killed by the blight once they reach a certain size. Photo by Rachel Collins.

Since the introduction of chestnut blight to North America in the early 1900s, American chestnuts very rarely reach maturity. They sprout but are killed by the blight once they reach a certain size. Photo by Rachel Collins.
Since the introduction of chestnut blight to North America in the early 1900s, American chestnuts very rarely reach maturity. They sprout but are killed by the blight once they reach a certain size. Photo by Rachel Collins.

Project researchers are working to develop models that illustrate how farmers make decisions about food production and to help explain how those decisions affect, or are affected by, strains on the environment and social systems.

Project researchers are working to develop models that illustrate how farmers make decisions about food production and to help explain how those decisions affect, or are affected by, strains on the environment and social systems.
Project researchers are working to develop models that illustrate how farmers make decisions about food production and to help explain how those decisions affect, or are affected by, strains on the environment and social systems.

2017 FREC Annual Report

2017 FREC Annual Report
2017 FREC Annual Report

Spring/Summer 2018 Newsletter

Spring/Summer 2018 Newsletter
Spring/Summer 2018 Newsletter

FREC Strategic Plan

FREC Strategic Plan
FREC Strategic Plan