Wanakena, New York is the site of the College's Forest Technology Program as well as the summer program for undergraduates majoring in Resources Management and the Dual Option in Resources Management and Environmental and Forest Biology. PO Box 48, Wanakena, NY 13695, 315/848-2566, 315/848-3249 (fax). For more information, visit the Ranger School website.
The Ranger School of the College of Environmental Science and Forestry is located on the banks of the Oswegatchie River near the hamlet of Wanakena, approximately 65 miles northeast of Watertown and 35 miles west of Tupper Lake, along NYS Route 3.
In 1912, some 2,800 acres of land in the Adirondack Mountains were donated to the College as a site for the development of a Ranger School. Since that time, the forest technology program has trained over 3,000 graduates, most of whom are now working in a variety of forest activities, and it has earned The Ranger School a national reputation for excellence. The program is administered by and is an integral part of the Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management. This unique model of a single professional faculty offering all levels of study from technical through postdoctoral emphasizes the teamwork approach to forest resource science and management espoused by the faculty.