• Overview
  • Understanding our multifaceted forests.

    Forests cover one-third of the nation's land area and 40 percent of Idaho's land area. With such vast natural resources comes the need to manage the land responsibly.

    In this program, you will build the science-based knowledge for sound management of forest resources. You will study topics such as forest management, disease and pest control, forest hydrology and ecology, geographic information systems, wildland fires, and more.

    As a graduate of this Society of American Foresters accredited program, you will be prepared to balance the many demands placed on forests: biomass for forest products, to recreation and land preservation; to water and other forest ecosystem services such as wildlife habitat.

  • Degree Fit
  • This program could be a good fit if you:
    • Enjoy the outdoors
    • Are concerned about the future of forests
    • Are interested in natural resource management
    • Want to be out in the field doing research
    • Like science
  • Career Outcomes
  • With this degree, you may become a/an:
    • Forester
    • Forest technologist
    • Forest or land-use planner
    • GIS or geospatial specialist
    • Forest health specialist
    • Forest fire manager
    • Biologist, ecologist, watershed manager
    • Tree planter
    • Forest nursery manager
    • Marketing specialist in forest product sector