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Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264
info@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119

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Dean's Message

Welcome to the College of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho.

This is an outstanding place to study, work and conduct research. The College of Natural Resources was ranked number one in value for education in 2018 and continues to be ranked among the top ten natural resources colleges in America by College Factual. Many of our individual programs are recognized as among the best.

Our faculty are innovative scientists whose widely-recognized work influences state and federal policy. They are also dedicated teachers and mentors who care about education and foster an environment that helps students grow by actively participating in research and field experiences throughout the state, region, and around the globe.

As Idaho’s land-grant institution, we have a mission to provide practical education in the sciences. Students in the College of Natural Resources have many opportunities to gain first-hand field experiences in some of the best outdoor classrooms in the world—the forests, rangelands, rivers and mountains of Idaho. They have access to more than 10,000 acres of Experimental Forests; the Pitkin Forest Nursery, the only operational research nursery at a university in the country; Taylor Wilderness Research Station in the middle of the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states and the McCall Field Campus, home to Idaho’s only resident K-12 education program and to our new summer field camp for undergraduates.

You can launch a great career with a degree from the University of Idaho and the College of Natural Resources. Our graduates are in high demand, and our alumni are leaders around the world. I invite you to explore our departments, majors and graduate programs to discover the richness of what we have to offer.

The College of Natural Resources is an exciting place to be. I hope you will join us!

Go Vandals!

Dennis Becker
Dean, College of Natural Resources

Dennis Becker, Ph.D.

Dean and Professor of Natural Resource Policy

CNR 202C

208-885-8981

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Department of Natural Resources and Society

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Congratulations to these undergraduate students for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or better for the past semester. We are proud of their successes and accomplishments.

Clara Abplanalp
Rachel Abraham
Phoenix Aguilar McFarlane
Razan Ahmed
Declin Ainsworth
Bobbi Alexander
Greyson Anglea
Moira Arthaud
Victor Azevedo
Ethan Baiocco
Jared Baltzer
Kendall Bancroft
Gabriel Bandle
Cole Barber
Lindsay Barbour
Spencer Barrera
Colin Berger
Evan Blodgett
Paxton Bolen
Clayson Bonds
Yvette Bonney
Cade Braga
Drew Brandt
Bailey Briggs
Jessica Bright
Sean Burke
Lauren Canto
Forrest Carbaugh
Kaylee Carr
Megan Carr
Alvin Castro
Rachelle Cecil
Hayden Cissna
Brianna Clark
Rowdy Claycomb
Cody Collins
Kylie Core
Avery Costello
Mikayla Cotton
Josh Covak
Colette Crawford
Anna Culhane
Alexander Cupp
Davyn Czepkowski
Megan Dalton
Yvonne Danich
Alexzander Dash
Andrew Davies
Tala Davis
Annah Detwiler
Wyatt Divine
Jon Dixon
Emma Eakins
Jalon Eborall
Dylan Eisenbrandt
Gabriella Eldridge
Sean Elison
Ben Ertz
Madeline Essman
Jun Figueredo
Alex Fong
Jaycee Forell
Camren Fraser
Harrah Friedlander
Alexandra Friesen
Samuel Fulbright
Amaia Gabiola
Mariah Gaede
Peter Goebel
Aidan Gregory
Derek Haller
Ryan Hanna
Will Hanosky
Zoie Harvey
Miles Hatch
Havin Heytvelt
Kayla Hickey-Smith
Megan Hill
Mia Hill
Rowan Hinkle
Tyrell Holmes
Garret Homer
Klara Isbell
Ga Sum Isotov-Chang
Nico Jamison
Johnna Jensen
Brynne Johnson
Luke Johnson
Aaron Johnston
Jon Joiner
Aidan Kelly
Alexandra Kerr
Riley Kesey
Nate Kimberling
Nathan Kindall
Eslie King
Ashley Kirk
Mitchell Kirkpatrick
Austin Kobernuss
Elizabeth Kowallis
Piper Krier
Asa Lackey
Benjamin Lander
Oliver Lange
Samantha Laramie
Sam Leeper
Dane Lemmon
Max Levy
Melina Liedtke
Brandon Light
Alyssa Livingston
Timothy Loftus
Ethan Luft
Emma Macon
Molly Madden
Shelby Marron
Ryan Martin
Shayla Martinez
Liberty McCarley
Jacob Mendiola
Jesse Midgarden
Brantley Miller
Lucas Miller
Madison Miller
Rachel Mindt
Jessica Mitchem
Lili Montes
Cooper Moon
Makenna Moore
Sarah Morrison
Jonathan Muniz
Colton Musgrave
Ryan Nelson
Jonah Neville
Braeden Nierman
Bradley O'Brien
Ripley Orr
Zoe Pabst
Ashley Paine
Brooke Painter
Gage Parke
Hallie Parsons
Katja Pattis
John Peckham
James Pierce
Erick Pimienta Tovar
Heather Pound
Reagan Raat
Rosa Rarick
Katelyn Rau
Holden Rayburn
Liam Reily
Sydnee Reyes
Dylan Reynolds
Jesse Riding
Riley Robenstein
Ryan Robles
Taylor Robnett
Avery Rooney
Chance Rueppel
Lauren Sablan
Kaiya Sanchez
Tayson Sargis
Emma Sattler
Ethan Saxton
Samantha Schendel-Malin
Devon Schneider
Corbin Scott
Jeb Selby
Abby Shagena
Daniel Shapiro
Christopher Shaw
Kyler Skinner
Jean Smith
Julian Smith
Delaney Snaadt
Brayden Snearly
Jace Snow
Gage Stahl
Justin Stanley
Crystal Stignani
William Stoddard
James Stone
Callie Story
Dylan Streeter
Trevor Strickland
Nicholas Szobody
Katie Thornsberry
Kyle Ureta
Annie Vaage
Ash Vale
Jessica Valentine
Kelsey Vershum
Mary Visger
Cody Wagner
Alexander Waltman
Zachary Warren
Andrew Wehausen
Sky Weinstein
Phoebe Wenzbauer
Joshua Whatley
Cody Wilkin
Caleb Wilson
Makayla Wilson
Parker Wilson
Nicolas Woods
Graisen Wunderlich
Olivia Yarnold
Curtis Youngren
Michael Youngwirth
Zack Ziegler

Dennis Becker, a natural resource policy professor, earned his doctoral degree from U of I’s College of Natural Resources. He completed a master’s degree at Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree at Kansas State University.

Becker returned to U of I in 2015 as an associate professor and the director of the Policy Analysis Group, where he used his experience in policy research to evaluate the impacts of natural resources. He was promoted to professor in 2018. Later that year, he became interim dean following the retirement of Kurt Pregitzer.

“The College of Natural Resources has a rich legacy of teaching, research and outreach spanning more than 100 years,” Becker said. “We’re leaders in our fields of study and care deeply about the future of natural resources. It is a great privilege and humbling to lead this college and to have the opportunity to work with our wonderful faculty and staff to train the next generation of leaders.”

Becker received a Fulbright Fellowship in 2013 and worked for the Council for International Exchange of Scholars with the U.S. Department of State in Norway. He also received the Morse Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Award, the Special Advisor Recognition and the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award while working at the University of Minnesota from 2005-15. In 2010, he received the CNR’s Celebrating Natural Resources Alumni Award from U of I.

“I have a deep respect for the University of Idaho that I bring to every decision,” Becker said. “I want the college to excel, but not at the expense of the university. Being an alum keeps me grounded and reminds me of the importance of our broader community. We all succeed when we work together, and it’s my duty to convey that responsibility to those around me.”

March 2020

Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264
info@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119

Directions

Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264
info@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119

Directions