Conservation scientists and foresters manage the use and development of forests, rangelands, and other natural resources. These lands supply wood products, livestock forage, minerals, and water. They serve as sites for recreational activities and provide habitats for wildlife. Some workers advise private landowners on the use and management of their land and may design and implement programs that make the land healthier and more productive.

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"Learn about the balancing act of managing land for timber production and wood products while giving consideration to other forest aspects such as wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities and water quality. This program is accredited by the Society of American Foresters."
(Provided by West Virginia University)


"The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources houses degree programs that focus on a variety of aspects involving environmental factors, wildlife, conservation, management, etc. Each year, our graduates leave with a shared passion for the environment and an understanding of the interplay between science, people and business when it comes to the wise use of our planet’s resources. They go on to successful careers as forest managers, fisheries or wildlife professionals; hydrologists, air or water quality specialists; environmental compliance officers; urban foresters; and much more."
(Provided by: North Carolina State University)

"Forest resources management is an integration of forest ecology and biology, forest measurements, forest policy and administration, and courses to predict and evaluate the effects of manipulation. This major prepares students to be well-rounded generalists who can practice forestry and succeed as professionals in a variety of allied natural resources management fields."
(Provided by: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry)

"A major in forest resource management begins with the basics — trees. With each class you take, you form a broad understanding of the science behind forest management and how it promotes and affects wildlife, soil, water, recreation and communities. Enthusiasm, hands-on problem solving and relevant research just scratch the surface of what you'll encounter when you step into our classrooms and labs. While many of our students see themselves working in the forest, or doing field research after graduation, many others seek employment in a more suit-and-tie office setting, perhaps negotiating export prices with international markets."
(Provided by: Clemson University)

"Our program provides for understanding the biological complexities of the forest and the interactions between the forest and social and economic forces. You focus your education taking advanced coursework in forest hydrology, forest production management, forest resource conservation, forest soils, or wildland fire management."
(Provided by Humboldt State University - CA)

It is our mission to develop and disseminate knowledge associated with the protection, management, and sustainable use of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and to train the next generation of professionals in the natural resource sciences and sustainable biomaterials: process and product design. The department maintains strong disciplinary research programs in forestry, fisheries, and wildlife, with an emphasis on applied ecology. Additional expertise exists in molecular biology, including genetics physiology and tissue culture.
(Provided by: Purdue University)