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.

Full-time, Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Position for Environmental Informatics 

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education

Graduate Education

Graduate Education

Campus tree inventory of more than 10,000 trees to aid 2018 Campus Master Plan

Campus tree inventory of more than 10,000 trees to aid 2018 Campus Master Plan
Campus tree inventory of more than 10,000 trees aid 2018 Campus Master Plan

Carolyn Copenheaver receives Society of American Foresters award for outstanding forestry education

Carolyn Copenheaver receives Society of American Foresters award for outstanding forestry education
Carolyn Copenheaver receives Society of American Foresters award for outstanding forestry education

Three graduate students take top prizes at the 2018 Nutshell Games

Maddy Grupper, a graduate student in the Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation, was one of the winners of 2018 Nutshell Games hosted by Virginia Tech's Center for Communicating Science.
Watch Maddy Grupper's (FREC graduate student) winning video.

David Carter joins the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

David Carter joins the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation
David Carter joins the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

FREC in the News

FREC in the News

FREC Announcements and Events

FREC Announcements and Events

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