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Forest and Natural Resource Management

About the Major

A Forest and Natural Resource Management major (previously "Forest Resources") prepares students to plan, implement, and research the management, protection, and sustainable use of forest and related resources, including timber, water, wildlife, recreation, and aesthetic resources. The curriculum allows students to choose between three areas of specialization: Forest Ecosystem Management & Conservation, Park & Protected Area Management, and Urban & Community Forestry. Read more about the major. Visit the Forest and Natural Resource Management website

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Common Job Titles

- Biological Science Technician (plants)
- Arborist
- Eco-Tourism Advisor
- Ecological Restoration Specialist
- Environmental Biologist
- Recreation Facility Manager

- Environmental Consultant
- Environmental Educator
- Urban Forester
- Naturalist
- Forestry Technician (Smoke Jumper,
 Timber Sale Prep)

Types of Employers

- Environmental consulting firms
- Forest products companies
- Land management organizations
- Natural resources agencies
- Tourism boards/offices

- Parks and nature preserves
- Tree care companies
- Universities and colleges
- Forestry agencies

Alumni Job Titles and Career Profiles

Salary and Employment Statistics of Recent Graduates

Words of Advice from Recent Graduates (pdf)

Internship and Volunteer Contacts (previous students' experiences):
In addition to finding current job and internship openings, use GoldPASS to search info and contacts for students' previously completed internships related to this major (to get ideas and contact information; this is not a list of openings), select "job search", then "internship agreement database".

Study Abroad Information for Forest Resources

Below you will find our top picks for professional associations and job search sites for this industry.