About Us

No matter where we’re from, we all need three items to survive and thrive. Shelter. Food. Water. Forests and rangelands across the world are the foundation for these key building blocks of life. 

Ever since the first forestry course was offered in 1904, our scholarly community has understood the give-and-take that exists between our natural and human spheres. Our groundwork reveals how these extensive lands function and interact with society’s actions. We want to ensure these resources will be available for generations to come.

Our Mission:

To cultivate a community of natural resource stewards.

Forests

Large areas primarily covered with trees and undergrowth.

Rangelands

Vast, open country with native vegetation that includes grasses, plants and shrubs.

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Natural Resources

Naturally existing materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water and fertile land that can be used for economic purposes.

Stewardship

Responsible attention to and management of natural resources entrusted to your care.

A Community of Stewards

Giving back more than we take.

Food.

Foundation
Access
Space

Water.

Free
Pure
Wild

Home.

Niche
Community
Haven

Work.

Motivation
Knowledge
Expertise

Play.

Connection
Beauty
Well-being

A Land Grant University

We believe everyone can participate in our nation’s economic and social progress and we’re doing our part.

Teaching

We've been there.

Our esteemed faculty and instructors know the vital knowledge, skills and abilities you need as stewards in an ever-changing world. 

Research

Shaping what we know.

We embrace our mandate to discover the inner workings of forests and rangelands. 

Extension and Outreach

Guiding principles.

Exchanging insight with other local and international natural resource stewards ensures we grow together. 

Service

The heart of it.

We need our natural resources more than ever and we want to ensure everyone can access the ecosystem services they offer.

Inclusion

In this together.

Sustaining the future of forests and rangelands around the world needs the individual and collective efforts of people from all personal and professional backgrounds.