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Campus Locations

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

Declin Ainsworth
Kenton Ainsworth
Andrew Anderson
Tyler Anderson
Zephryn Andrews
Moira Arthaud
Zander Ascher
Jovanii Baldwin
Cole Barber
Lindsay Barbour
Samuel Barnes
Arielle Bennet
Alisa Bennett
Isaac Bestebreur
Skyler Bollar
Josey Bouhanna
Austin Boutillier
Kaleb Brooks
Payten Brower
Ella Brown
Connor Bryant
Sam Bryson
Zara Burgoyne
Alyson Burleigh
Miles Butler
Maddie Calhoun
Jarrett Carney
Megan Carr
Rachelle Cecil
Riley Chapin
Tyler Christensen
Brianna Clark
Rowdy Claycomb
Abbi Connell
Elizabeth Couch
Josh Covak
Cade Crookshanks
Chloe Crookshanks
Alyssa Crow
Maia Cuddy
Katie Culhane
Davyn Czepkowski
Erin Daniels
Miah Dannahower
Mackenzie Davidson
Emma Doria
Emma Eakins
Samuel Earnest
Kassie Ehll
Gabriella Eldridge
Hailey Ellerbroek
Catherine Elmore
Gunner Ely
Ben Ertz
Madeline Essman
Abby Evans
Miles Ferguson
Andrew Fife-Brown
Vincent Fioriello
Alex Fong
Patrick Frerks
Alexandra Friesen
Samuel Fulbright
Amelia Green
Mack Hagenbaugh
Alexander Hampton
Lucinda Hampton
Cameron Harelson
Ryann Harrington
Zoie Harvey
Miles Hatch
Ella Hawkins
Andrew Heath
Basil Hennes

Nyx Hennigan
Kayla Hickey-Smith
Megan Hill
Mia Hill
Camille Hinkle
Mikayla Hinson
Hayleigh Holmgren
Gabriel Howell
Olivia Howell
Cole Hubbard
Jared Hubbard
Evan Hudson
Kayla Hurl
Drew Indergand
Trevor Ireland
Ga Sum Isotov-Chang
Anastasia Jeffcoat
Johnna Jensen
Abbie Johnson
Eli Johnston
Logan Jones
Trevor Jordan
Kate Kallenbach
Aidan Kelly
MakaylaKelly
Samantha Kennel
Hiram Kimball
Maria Kinne
Prairie Kirk
William Kokernak
Lilly Konold
Piper Krier
Annalise Kuhlman
Brayden Kuyper
Evan LaBrie
Asa Lackey
Thunder Lambright
Benjamin Lander
Aiden Laponsey
Samantha Laramie
Emma Le
Ethan Leininger
Maxwell Leisinger
Steve Lemeshko
Isak Lenz
Skylar Licha
Alyssa Livingston
Timothy Loftus
Aaron Lousignont
Josie MacConnell
Emma Macon
Svenja Markley
Shane Massender
Gus Mathes
Chris McArthur
Alexis Melcher
Lily Meyer
Jesse Midgarden
Brooke Mihkelson
Noah Miller
Rachel Mindt
Hallie Morris
Ryan Morrow
Ronan Murphy
Colton Musgrave
Laura Neufeld
John Nicholson
Bradley O'Brien
Ripley Orr
Victoria Ortega
Cooper Owen
Mckenzie Palaniuk
Riley Parr
Katja Pattis

Blake Phelan
Erick Pimienta Tovar
Heather Pound
Bethany Rahn
Katelyn Rau
Matthew Rauch
Dylan Reynolds
Natalie Rice
Riley Robenstein
Hayden Robinson
Ryan Robles
Taylor Robnett
Grace Ruble
Jacob Ruprecht
Madelynn Rusho
Ripley Schultz
Holly Schwartzman
Corbin Scott
William Seggerman
Ashton Sellke
Christian Serrano
Bella Serre
Abby Shagena
Daniel Shapiro
Evan Shirley-Wooley
Jackson Shumate
Duncan Smith
Trevor Smith
Brayden Snearly
Brighton Spencer
Eva Stave
Angela Stegeman
Crystal Stignani
James Stone
Natasha Stragier
Amelia Suksdorf
Sean Sullivan
Taylor Swartz
Emmet Sweeney
Nicholas Szobody
Hanna Tait
Braxton Taylor
Irie Therrian
Laura Thompson
Katie Thornsberry
Ryan Town
Silas Turner
Annie Vaage
Hanna Valentine
Lindsey Van Horn
Layton Vining
Mary Visger
Cody Wagner
Josie Walterskirchen
Andrew Wehausen
Sky Weinstein
Austin Weisse
Alex Wells
Olivia Wells
Joshua Whatley
Theo White
Eika Willis
Makayla Wilson
Adie Wimer
Owen Wimmer
Seanna Wittler
Andrew Wood
Kassie Yeager
Patrick Young
Catherine Zeigler
Andrew Zellars
Cheng Zhao
Kristin Zugnoni


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
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
uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119

Directions