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Forestry students learn through hands-on experience

Carolyn Copenheaver’s Forest Ecology class collected data on forest composition and timber resources by recording tree species and measuring trunk diameter at breast height (DBH). DBH measurements can be used to estimate the volume, biomass, and carbon storage of trees.

Carolyn Copenheaver’s Forest Ecology class collected data on forest composition and timber resources by recording tree species and measuring trunk diameter at breast height (DBH). DBH measurements can be used to estimate the volume, biomass, and carbon storage of trees.

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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.

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FREC Spring 2021 Newsletter

FREC Spring 2021 Newsletter
FREC Spring 2021 Newsletter

2019 FREC Annual Report

2019 FREC Annual Report
2019 FREC Annual Report

Outdoor labs provide hands-on learning for CNRE students

Choosy lemurs choose sumac: how Hokie researchers are working to feed lemurs far from home
Outdoor labs provide hands-on learning for CNRE students

Forestry students learn through hands-on experience

Forestry students learn through hands-on experience
Forestry students learn through hands-on experience

Zooming loggers, high-fiving naturalists, and forest landowner workshops: Extension agents reach out in new ways

Zooming loggers, high-fiving naturalists, and forest landowner workshops: Extension agents reach out in new ways
Zooming loggers, high-fiving naturalists, and forest landowner workshops: Extension agents reach out in new ways

Read Jeffe Marion's recreation ecology research and Leave No Trace as part of the “Great Outdoors Month.”

Read Jeffe Marion's recreation ecology research and Leave No Trace as part of the “Great Outdoors Month.”
Read Jeffe Marion's recreation ecology research and Leave No Trace as part of the “Great Outdoors Month.”
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