The Department of Forest Resources is one of my favorite departments in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. They have a very tight knit group of students that participate in a number of activities throughout the year. For example, each year, the Forestry Club sells Christmas trees. Currently, the club is selling balsam fir, fraser fir, scotch pine, white pine, and spruce trees. Along with the trees, they are selling garland, wreaths, and even maple syrup! (If you live in the area and would like to purchase a tree, check out this flyer for more information about the sale!)
Forest Resources is a wonderful major offered here at the University. Students in this major receive hands-on learning experiences concentrating on forest and related resource management, with a focus on conservation issues and strategies.
Graduates pursue careers as forest managers and conservationists or provide specialized expertise for resource management organizations. Principal employers are federal and state forestry, wildlife, parks and related agencies; forest products companies; and nongovernmental conservation organizations.
Forest Resource students get to take advantage of some of the best learning resources that a University can offer. The department has their own 3,506 acre research and learning center in Cloquet, Minn., where students spend two summer sessions getting field training in assessment and the biology of forests.
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