Joining in Progress
Welcome to ESF
The 21st century will be defined by environmental challenges of unprecedented number and complexityand how society responds to them. ESF 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
Dr. Quentin Wheeler, president of the College of Environmental Science and Forestry, has been named a Distinguished Counsellor to the Board of the New York Botanical Garden. (11/29)
Dr. James Gibbs, a professor in the ESF Department of Environmental and Forest Biology and director of ESF's Roosevelt Wild Life Station, has been named a SUNY Distinguished Professor, the highest faculty rank in the SUNY system. (11/22)
Dr. Timothy Volk, a senior research associate in the ESF Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management, and Ph.D. candidate Obste Therasme represented ESF at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference on Next Generation Technologies (ABLC Next), a conference dedicated to the most important issues in the bioeconomy. (11/20)
The College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) will honor community stewards by presenting the 2017 Sol Feinstone Environmental Award to J. Andrew Breuer and Virginia Robbins. (10/17)
More than 150 leaders from throughout The State University of New York system convened at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry today (Oct. 10) for a daylong summit focused on defining opportunities for sustainability partnerships and sparking new ideas for advancing sustainability throughout the SUNY network.
The College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is again No. 2 among the nation's "green colleges," according to The Princeton Review. (10/9)
ESF is part of a statewide collaboration on a sustainable village and learning community in Haiti that will provide resources and services for the town of Arcahaie. (9/25)
Work to restore the endangered Chittenango ovate amber snail, found only in one location inside a Central New York state park, continued this week with the release of tagged adult snails raised in an ESF laboratory. (9/13)
The Floreana giant tortoise - a species that drew interest from Charles Darwin and that was long believed to be extinct - has a shot at revival thanks to restoration efforts underway in the Galapagos National Park. An ESF scientist is involved in the project. (9/13)
ESF continues to rank among the top universities in America, according to U.S. News & World Report. (9/13)
Upcoming ESF Events
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ESF in the Media
- CNY Central: Syracuse Mayoral Debate at ESF:
The Syracuse Mayoral Debate was held at ESF's Gateway Center on Monday, Oct 30. Watch the full recording! 10/30/17
- CapeCod.com: Bat Surveys Commence Again at Cape Cod National Seashore:
ESF researchers return to Cape Cod National Seashore to conduct bat research again this year. 9/30/17
- Daily Orange: SUNY-ESF researchers bring near-extinct snails back to the wild:
ESF grad student Cody Wilkinson and her conservation work for the endangered Chittenango Ovate Amber Snail were recently covered in the Daily Orange. 10/2/17
- Planet Forward: A bird nerd in the Amazon: Understanding the diverse ecosystem:
ESF student Carrick Palmer authored a Planet Forward article on the birds of the Amazon rainforest. 10/13/17
- Syracuse.com: Syracuse mulls adding new downtown building in Perseverance Park redesign:
ESF professor emeritus George Curry shares progress on the Perseverance Park redesign in downtown Syracuse. 10/5/17