Our mission is to foster community in Warner College of Natural Resources by providing students fun opportunities to get more involved with their own individual interests, as well as to enhance the success and growth of the college itself. We represent the Warner College of Natural Resources in the university as a whole, and support the long-standing success of the college through outreach to prospective students. We are the voice of Warner.

Join Us

There are no formal requirements to become a member of the Warner College Council, however, if you would like to join College Council we ask that you are dedicated to the Warner College community and the success, enhancement, and growth of the college and it’s students!

Meeting Times

We meet Bi-weekly every Wednesday at 5:00pm (MST) in the Michael Smith Natural Resources (MSNR) Building in Room 142.

Checkout our Google Calendar with all of our meeting times and upcoming events and opportunities!

Collaborate with ASCSU & Committees
At least once a month, the Warner College student representative from each committee (ASCSU, UTFAB, UFFAB, ATFAB, WCNR STFC) will join us at a College Council meeting to update and consult the council on any projects or proposals that the committee is currently addressing.


Ram Welcome
Ram Welcome is a weekend long event for freshmen and transfer students to become acquainted with the university.  During the Friday session, the students attend orientation in their respective colleges.  In WNCR, we have speakers and break into small groups with a professor and college council member.


Fall Picnic
The WCNR Fall Picnic is a “welcome back” event for the Warner College of Natural Resources.  It is a time for students, faculty, and staff to connect with one another, catch up on summertime news, and get excited for the new year.


Gear Swap
The WCNR Gear Swap is a fun event for students to  come together for the love of recreation and the outdoors.  Students have the opportunity to bring gear (hiking, camping, skiing, rock climbing, etc…) and sell or bargain with other students for different gear. Usually in November.


Networking Dinner
The Networking Dinner is another signature event for WCNR College Council.  The event provides an opportunity for students to network with potential employers and alum in the field of natural resources.  The event is coordinated with the All-Campus Career Fair and the WCNR Career Education Manager to capture the greatest diversity of potential employers.


NR Days
NR Days is an annual celebration of the Warner College of Natural Resources. The weeklong festival features a plaza day with an assortment of booths, fun activities, live band, and barbeque; a banquet and awards ceremony; a pancake breakfast; a bike ride; and a volunteer event. Usually around Earth Day.


Silent Auction
This is typically our largest fundraiser.  The group solicits donations from the college and community and then silently auctions them off during a fall evening event. Usually in October/November.


Part of WCNR College Council mission is to reach out to high school and transfer students who share the same passion for natural resources that we do and recruit them to become CSU students in the Warner College of Natural Resources.


College Council Social Events
Although WCNR College Council is very busy throughout the year organizing all sorts of college-wide events, it is not all work and no play. As a group, college council members get the opportunity to hang out with each other at a variety of fun, social events. In the past, we have gone hiking, biking, group dinners, even the occasional bonfire.
Join Warner College of Natural Resources in a week-long celebration of natural resources education, research, and outreach!


NR Days is a Warner College tradition that coincides with CSU Earth Week, and is a time to celebrate natural resources education, research, and outreach at CSU and around the world. It is also a time to celebrate Warner College’s strong community of natural resources students, faculty, staff, and alumni – a community rooted in solution-focused science and united by a tireless passion for the natural world. See what else is happening at CSU to celebrate Earth Week! www.green.colostate.edu/earth-week.aspx




Faculty and students enjoying the NR Days Banquet

The infamous “Toothless Saw” Award

WCNR College Council at CSU Earth Day and Sustainability Fair 2013

Tree Campus USA Arbor Day Tree Planting

AFS Fishing Derby largest pike on a fly winner

EnvironMentors Science Fair Winners

College Council Officers


Elsa Martin, President
Vicki Culbreth
Outreach and Engagement Manager
Warner College of Natural Resources

Contact Us 

Please feel free to reach out and contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have, and we would be happy to answer them!

Warner College Council – Email: wcnr.college.council@gmail.com