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Welcome to the College of Environmental Science and Forestry

The 21st century will be defined by environmental challenges of unprecedented number and complexity—and how society responds to them. The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is at the forefront of confronting these challenges: educating tomorrow's leaders, opening new possibilities, and inspiring the public to engage in creating a better future.

For more than a century, ESF has been unique among institutions of higher learning in its singular focus on environmental discovery, learning, and sustainability. We offer the excellence of a small campus education in an atmosphere of big ideas. Located in a transcendent triangle, ESF simultaneously offers life in a top-20 small college city, thousands of acres of living laboratory in the Adirondacks, and easy access to New York City. For those who love the natural world, it doesn't get any better than this.

A combination of students among the best in the nation and a faculty of international leaders in their fields create an environment of excellence and boundless possibilities. Discover why ESF is consistently ranked among the best values among its peers. Explore our Web pages. Visit our campus. Talk to our students. Meet our faculty. Find out for yourself the remarkable breadth and depth of our academic, research, and public outreach programs.

Fortunately, challenges and opportunities come in equal measure. ESF is boldly envisioning new and creative ways in which we can meet society's needs today while avoiding the destruction or diminishment of the natural world, living resources, and options open to humans in the future. Whether your passion lies in designing better human-built environments, conserving and understanding biological diversity, or engineering better ways to meet the needs of human survival, ESF is in a league of its own.

Dr. Quentin Wheeler, President

Summer Session 2014

Catch up, get ahead, and make the most of your summer.

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Upcoming ESF Events

Graduate Workshop: "Ethics, Culture and Community-based Environmental Research"
August 13 - 15, TBA. Further information

SUNY-ESF at the New York State Fair
Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm. NYS Fairgrounds, Geddes. Science & Industry Building.

SUNY-ESF at the New York State Fair
Monday, August 25, 2014, NYS Fairgrounds, Geddes. Science & Industry Building.

SUNY-ESF at the New York State Fair
Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm. NYS Fairgrounds, Geddes. Science & Industry Building.

SUNY-ESF at the New York State Fair
Thursday, August 28, 2014, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm. NYS Fairgrounds, Geddes. Science & Industry Building.

Recent News

Newcomb Campus Hosts 2014 Biotic Interactions ‘BioBlitz’

Members of the public are invited to join area naturalists and their colleagues for the 2014 "BioBlitz" that will focus on biotic interactions, such as the critically important role of pollinating insects, at the Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC) June 29.

Scientists Announce Top 10 New Species for 2014

A carnivorous mammal, a 12-meter-tall tree and a sea anemone that lives under an Antarctic glacier are among the species identified by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry's International Institute for Species Exploration as the top 10 species discovered last year. An international committee of taxonomists and related experts selected the top 10 from among the approximately 18,000 new species named during the previous year.

ESF Professor Appointed Editor of International Journal

Dr. David A. Sonnenfeld, professor of sociology and environmental policy in the ESF Department of Environmental Studies, has been appointed as the new, incoming editor-in-chief of the international scholarly journal,Society & Natural Resources (S&NR​).

ESF Professors Join SUNY’s Distinguished Ranks

Two faculty members at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) have received SUNY's highest faculty honor. Dr. Russell Briggs was appointed a Distinguished Teaching Professor and Professor Richard S. Hawks was appointed Distinguished Service Professor.

Accolades, Advice Mark ESF Convocation

ESF celebrated the success of its latest group of graduates May 10 in a Convocation ceremony marked by accolades earned over the last few years and advice for the years to come.

Joining in Progress

Image of Quentin Wheeler, president of SUNY E.S.F.

Welcome to the College of Environmental Science and Forestry

The 21st century will be defined by environmental challenges of unprecedented number and complexity—and how society responds to them. The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is at the forefront of confronting these challenges: educating tomorrow's leaders, opening new possibilities, and inspiring the public to engage in creating a better future.

For more than a century, ESF has been unique among institutions of higher learning in its singular focus on environmental discovery, learning, and sustainability. We offer the excellence of a small campus education in an atmosphere of big ideas. Located in a transcendent triangle, ESF simultaneously offers life in a top-20 small college city, thousands of acres of living laboratory in the Adirondacks, and easy access to New York City. For those who love the natural world, it doesn't get any better than this.

A combination of students among the best in the nation and a faculty of international leaders in their fields create an environment of excellence and boundless possibilities. Discover why ESF is consistently ranked among the best values among its peers. Explore our Web pages. Visit our campus. Talk to our students. Meet our faculty. Find out for yourself the remarkable breadth and depth of our academic, research, and public outreach programs.

Fortunately, challenges and opportunities come in equal measure. ESF is boldly envisioning new and creative ways in which we can meet society's needs today while avoiding the destruction or diminishment of the natural world, living resources, and options open to humans in the future. Whether your passion lies in designing better human-built environments, conserving and understanding biological diversity, or engineering better ways to meet the needs of human survival, ESF is in a league of its own.

Dr. Quentin Wheeler, President

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