responsible forest resource management practices.

B.S. Forest Resources

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Responsible Use of Forests

Examine forest ecosystems, sustainable forestry, forest management, and watersheds in a program that enables you to balance the many demands placed on the nation’s forests as a future professional in this field. Experience hands-on opportunities and gain a solid scientific foundation in the areas of forest concepts, social factors and technical skills.

Fast Facts

  • Accredited by the Society of American Foresters for over 75 years
  • Frequent field-learning opportunities
  • Access the Stillinger Herbarium which contains over 163,000 specimens
  • Home to the Reveley Geospatial Laboratory for Environmental Dynamics
  • Enjoy a program defined by learning in the field as well as the classroom
  • Foresters and forest technologists
  • Forest and land-use planners
  • GIS and geospatial specialists
  • Forest health specialists and silviculturists
  • Forest protection officers and forest fire managers
  • Biologists
  • Ecologists
  • Watershed managers
  • Forest nursery manager
  • Forest product sector specialist (marketing, economics, business analytics, resource policy)


Potential salaries are based
upon mid-career national averages.
Degree Roadmap


credits required to graduate

Sample plan: Forest Resources

Degree Prep The most prepared Forest Resources students have completed high-school courses such as:
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • pre-Calculus
Lab Fees


Average cost per semester
Through the course of the degree, students participate
in required labs and field trips. Actual cost per semester will vary by classes.

Thanks to the generous support of numerous individual and organizational donors and benefactors, students in the College of Natural Resources have access to 89 private, state, and continuing education funds.

You can find general need- and merit-based scholarships on the Financial Aid Office's scholarships page.

Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

Get Involved
Get Involved
Hands-On Learning Over 8,000 acres of experimental forest provides students the opportunity to participate in field study and innovative research in the areas of forest management, watershed and land utilization.

Field study and undergraduate research opportunities through industry partners, the Franklin H. Pitkin Forest Nursery at the Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research (CFNSR) and our Taylor Wilderness Research Station are available.
  • Society of American Foresters (SAF)
  • Logger Sports Club
  • CNR Living, Learning Community (College of Natural Resources residence hall)
Internships Internships are available to students at Taylor Wilderness Research Station, the Rangeland Center, and through our industry partners.