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Some roots take hold: Forestry and conservation families continue to shape their legacies at Virginia Tech

Some roots take hold: Forestry and conservation families continue to shape their legacies at Virginia Tech

Senior Caleb Turner, at center, stands with his father Josh Turner ’95, at left, and grandfather Dale Turner ’77 amid the pine trees that have been a part of life and legacy for this three-generation CNRE and Virginia Tech forestry family. Photo courtesy of Caleb Turner.

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

2021 FREC Annual Report

2021 FREC Annual Report
2021 FREC Annual Report

Taking action against harassment in the field

Taking action against harassment in the field

Two transfer students find their way as Hokies and as future conservation scientists

College of Natural Resources and Environment transfer students Sofia Avila and Truffaut Harper. Photos by Clark DeHart.
Virginia Master Naturalist volunteers are working to engage diverse groups of participants and community members in exploring the outdoors and learning about nature. Photo by Rich Brager.
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