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Upcoming Events

Foraging an Edible Campus
Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:00 am - 4:00 pm. Gateway.

Thesis Defense -- Samantha Delfing
Friday, April 18, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 305 Bray Hall.

Thesis Defense -- Aayushi Patel
Monday, April 21, 2014, 9:30 am - 11:30 am. 105 Marshall Hall.

Capstone Seminar - Joshua Hanson
Friday, April 25, 2014, 9:00 am - 10:00 am. 314 Bray.


· NEWBio: Expanded Production and Harvesting of Willow Biomass Crops in New York State

("Over the course of 2013, commercial production of shrub willow biomass crops completed its first full year of northern New York State operations, representing the first successful large-scale deployment of willow crops in North America." 4/15/14) READ MORE

· ESF Receives $2.4M Gift, Largest in College History

· Biorefinery group asks for casino funds

(A Syracuse biorefinery company has stepped up efforts to convince Cattaraugus County lawmakers to suport a $120 million biorefinery that is part of Amidon and Gilbert's New Forest Economy initiative. 3/27/14) READ MORE

· Atlantic States Legal Foundation spends International Forest Day with Don Leopold

(On March 21st, 2014, a number of community members and Atlantic States Legal Foundation (ASLF) staff braved the lingering winter chill to celebrate International Day of Forests with a walking tree identification tour around Oakwood Cemetery, led by Donald Leopold. 3/26/14) READ MORE

· Western Michigan University reports on 2014 TAPPI Student Summit

(WMU students were very successful at the 2014 TAPPI Student Summit, hosted by SUNY-ESF. 2/14/14) READ MORE

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Welcome to FNRM

Since its inception in 1911, the Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry has been central to the mission of the college and at the forefront of defining our profession. We are proud of nepal groveour educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and are committed to preparing our students to be professionals and teachers, researchers and planners, managers and policy makers, who will contribute throughout their careers to viable and sustainable management of our forest and natural resources at the local, state, and national levels.

ESF's forest and natural resources management programs are science-based and values-driven. The integration of values and scientific facts characterize professions that are successful in democracies. ESF-trained foresters and natural resource managers are able to integrate these two threads in America's complex society.

The department’s vision of professional forest and natural resource managers is that they are problem solvers who master disciplinary knowledge and skills, then integrate them to protect and manage forest and natural resources; and leaders who help people solve the more complex problems with the world's forest and natural resources.

ESF forest and natural resources management’s educational goals are to:

  1. Understand forests and related natural resources — how they function and their dynamics;
  2. Be skilled in managing forests and other natural resources and predicting the consequences;
  3. Monitor citizen and owner values of forests and other natural resources and be respectful of them; and
  4. Integrate values with scientific facts and know the limits of our knowledge.

The mission of the Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management's programs is to produce and to transmit knowledge about the function and dynamics of forests and related renewable resources to all of our customers; to encourage continual learning about forest and related renewable resources and their role in making people's lives better; and to develop leaders who will manage renewable resources for people on a sustainable basis.

The department offers programs leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at the main college campus in Syracuse, N.Y., and three programs leading to the associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree at The Ranger School in Wanakena, N.Y. See the Ranger School for information about the associate of applied science degrees in forest technology, land surveying technology, and environmental and natural resources conservation.

Degree Programs

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Graduate Areas of Study

Contact Us

Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management
320 Bray Hall, One Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210-2788
Phone: (315) 470-6536
Fax: (315) 470-6535

Newman, David, Chair

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