Forest Resources (B.S.) Degree Program
Forest Resources (B.S.) Degree ProgramForesters pursue a wide variety of careers. Graduates of our program are extensively recruited by employers in public and private sectors and in for-profit and nonprofit sectors like the U.S. Forest Service, Idaho Department of Lands, Weyerhaeuser and The Nature Conservancy. Summer job opportunities are plentiful, and CNR graduates with a bachelor of science degree in this field have a job placement rate approaching 100 percent.
As a forester, you may:
- Work in the woods taking inventory of the trees and other plants that make up the forest
- Plant seedlings for reforestation, riparian stabilization and wildlife habitat
- Thin and prune trees for improved growth and healthier forests
- Harvest trees and protect the forest from destructive fires, insects and diseases
- Work in a lab studying the ecological relationships in forests
- Work with people and policymakers on sustainable forestry
You will learn about the forest, but not just the trees, when you earn a degree in forest resources from the University of Idaho's College of Natural Resources. Our program provides flexibility to achieve a strong academic background in all aspects of forest ecology and management. You will participate in numerous class field trips to the college’s 10,300-acre Experimental Forest. Our program provides a broad, integrated perspective of the diversity of forest ecosystems and the many resources – amenities, products, services and values – that sustainable forest management makes possible for all people.
Moscow, Idaho, is the ideal base camp for anyone who loves nature and adventure. We are just minutes away from world-class fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, white-water rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, skiing and snowboarding. This is such a beautiful place; it’s both relaxing and fun. Spend your college years and career exploring the outdoors, the mountains, fields, rivers and lakes. There’s no better place to prepare for a career studying and preserving the great outdoors than the University of Idaho's College of Natural Resources.
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“Growing up in the heart of Idaho (the Sawtooth mountain range) was my inspiration to go to college at the University of Idaho. The University of Idaho has offered me a Society of American Forester’s accredited degree and a good foundation of knowledge to start my career as a forester. The university also offered me one-on-one help and advice from my professors, a solid background in forest ecosystems, and friendships I would have never found anywhere else."
- Amy Carroll
Forest Resources '07