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Bachelor of Science - Forestry Management & Ecology

 

The Program

The Forest Management & Ecology major is offered through the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science (NRES). The curriculum provides a solid, multidisciplinary foundation for science-based decision making in natural resource management. Students will acquire a strong background in the basic sciences (e.g., biology, chemistry, and mathematics) as well as a strong background in courses addressing critical issues in vegetation ecology and management, sustainability and restoration of forest resources, watershed integrity, wildlife habitat, forage and wood production, and conservation of natural ecosystems. This major is designed for those students interested in pursuing careers that are focused on the ecology and management of forest resources. Course-work will develop those skills students need to determine and evaluate the impact of resource management activities on natural resource ecosystems.

 

Highlights

Students in the Forest Management & Ecology major are interested in the ecology and management of forest resources. The curriculum provides a solid, multidisciplinary foundation for science-based decision making in natural resource management. Coursework addresses critical issues in vegetation ecology and management, sustainability and restoration of forest resources, watershed integrity, wildlife habitat, forage and wood production, and conservation of natural ecosystems. Graduating seniors are prepared for graduate study or may enter employment with state and federal agencies, private firms, and non-profit organizations that own and manage forest.

 

Students interested in qualifying under the federal US Office of Personnel Management should notify their advisor and consult the website at www.opm.gov/qualifications/sec-iii/a/0400-ndx.htm.

Careers

Graduating seniors are prepared to enter the work force directly or for graduate study. The ecological assessment, restoration, conservation and sustainable management of forest resources are growing areas of state, regional and national priority. Hence, the employment outlook is extremely promising for students interested in working for state and federal agencies, private or consulting firms that address these issues, and non-profit organizations that own and manage forest. Students interested in qualifying under the federal US Office of Personnel Management should notify their advisor and consult the website at www.opm.gov/qualifications/sec-iii/a/0400-ndx.htm.

FAQs

What kind of salary do forestry management & ecology grads earn?
      In 2010, the median annual income nationwide for foresters was $54.540 (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

 

What kind of classes should I be taking in high school?
     High School students interested in the ecology and management of forest resources should take at least one year each of biology and chemistry, and mathematics through second year algebra and trigonometry. English courses that emphasize writing skills are strongly recommended. Any deficiencies in preparatory classes must be remedied during the first year at University of Nevada, Reno.

 

Who do I contact for more information about Forestry Management & Ecology?

Julie Stoughton, Faculty Advisor
Phone: (775) 784-1674
e-mail: jstoughton@cabnr.unr.edu
Office: 238 Max Fleischmann Agriculture Building, UNR Campus

 

Dr. Roger Walker, Professor, Faculty Advisor
Phone: (775) 784-4039
e-mail: walker@cabnr.unr.edu
Office: 220E Max Fleischmann Agriculture

 

Page last updated: 10/8/2013