Forest & 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 FRNM website.

Common Entry Level 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 Internship and Volunteer Contacts

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- not to get a list of openings). Select "Job Search"> "Internship Agreement Database."

Salary and Employment Statistics

See the employment and salary page for statistics on the most recent graduates and previous years.

Top Career Resources


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