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Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences

College of Natural Resources

phone: (208) 885-7952
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875 Perimeter Drive MS 1133
Moscow, ID 83844-1133
renewable materials careers

Career Guide

Here are just a few of the jobs you can get with this degree.

Product designer

This growing field allows you to dream. Use your chemistry background and forest products knowledge to create new and innovative sustainable building materials. Create, test and produce your ideas and be a part of inventing the newest building materials.

Bio-based energy provider

Energy from waste products is being studied around the world. Taking this research and applying it to energy production is the next step and you can be a part of it. This cutting edge science is a way to combine your forestry background with the curiosity and ingenuity of new technology.

Building contractor

Construction is calling for more sustainable, environmentally friendly practices. Bring your understanding of renewable materials and building products to the forefront of a changing industry to provide innovation and sound building practices.

Manufacturing operations manager

Take the science of renewable materials and put it to work producing building products in bulk. Provide the next generation of green builders with the products they need to meet the demands of a more sustainably-conscious society.

Marketing specialist for forest products

Forestry and forest products are rapidly changing and there is a great story to tell. Help promote the industry and lead the discussion of sustainable building, renewable materials and recycled building products across the industry and to the general public.

Supplier of renewable materials

Connecting the growing industry of renewable materials to the public is in the hands of people like you, business-minded professionals who want to make a difference. Knowledge of the products and how they are made is vital to transitioning the public to a new way of thinking about building materials.

Structural product designer

A full understanding of how new building materials will react when used to build is vital in educating contractors, builders and the public. As a structural designer you will not only work to develop new product but you will test that product and provide detailed information to the end users about how it performs.