Welcome From the Dean
One of the thoroughly gratifying aspects of my 35-plus-year association with Colorado State University and the Warner College of Natural Resources is knowing that the work done here in the past, the present, and future is making our world a better place. That's why I'm proud to be an alumnus and serve as the Dean of WCNR.
We are the largest named and most comprehensive natural resources program in the nation, and our goal is to continue our transformation from one of the best programs to the top program in the country. We certainly are capable of such a success! We have a world-class faculty that not only does groundbreaking research but molds young minds in the classroom. We also have passionate students from Colorado, throughout the country, and across the globe, who receive hands-on learning experiences that prepare them for careers related to seven majors, nine minors, and 14 concentrations offered throughout the College.
Best of all, we are out there, meeting the great challenges of our time. Whether it is battling the mountain pine beetle infestation in Colorado's forests, assisting with restoration of native greenback cutthroat trout, helping develop community-based rangeland management in Mongolia, or studying the effects of climate change on wildebeest migration in Africa, WCNR's influence on our world is profound. It is tremendously inspiring and empowering to know that the work we do actually makes a difference.
I can speak at length about the wonders of Pingree Park, the contributions of our wide base of partners and constituents, and the impact our research is having in the areas of wildlife preservation, sustainable energy, and rangeland management, but the here's simple truth: The strength of our College is you -- our alumni, friends, and supporters. We are incredibly grateful for the contributions you have made to CSU and the world around you, and we want you to know that this will always be home. Visit us, share your success stories, and learn about the future of WCNR. Ours is a lifetime relationship that we deeply cherish.