Why Work for CNR
The University of Idaho is more than one of America's great universities.
As Idaho's research university and land-grant institution, it is an integral part of the fabric of the state. Its residential campus in Moscow is a place of transformation and lasting traditions. It's also a place of discovery, where world-class scientific advancements enrich lives within the state, across the nation and around the world.
Ranked among the nation's top public universities, the University of Idaho is home to nearly 13,000 students from all 50 states and 90 foreign countries. The university is also ranked as the most-wired public university in the West, adding an "anytime-anywhere" dimension to the pastoral setting of the picturesque rolling hills of the Palouse, a region once featured by National Geographic Magazine. Moscow is known as "the heart of the arts" for its consistent ranking among the top 10 small arts towns in America, mentioned along with Santa Fe, N.M., and Chapel, Hill, N.C.
The College of Natural Resources believes that education is more than what happens in the classroom.
There is no better place to study and work on environmental issues and management than in Idaho: a state boasting the second largest body of wilderness in the U.S., 12 national forests, millions of acres of forest and rangeland, vast river systems, a wealth of wildlife, diverse resource-based employment opportunities, and some of the finest outdoor recreation on the planet.
Our field campuses and research areas offer a diverse sampling of Idaho’s plant and wildlife habitat, including rangelands, forests, and aquatic environments. These facilities provide our faculty and students unique opportunities for hands-on experience. For example, at our state-of-the-art tree nursery, students gain nursery management skills by helping to grow 350,000 seedlings a year. On our nearby 7,500-acre experimental forest, students again learn by doing – as multiple-use managers of the Student Management Unit, as paid members of the Student Logging Crew and in many other roles.