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Welcome to SRM

Since its inception in 1911 with the opening of the College, the Sustainable Resources Management Department at ESF has been central to the vision (Improve your world) and mission of the College and at the forefront of defining our professions related to managing natural and built systems.

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Our mission in SRM is to advance our understanding of current environmental issues through cutting edge research, education, and outreach, with a special focus on sustainably managing renewable, natural and constructed resources, including energy, forests, recreation, soils, water, and building materials, to provide short- and long-term benefits with and for people. With a group of internationally known faculty, we address these issues both locally and nationally, across a range of scales through both applied and fundamental research, technology transfer and teaching.

SRM students work closely with faculty recognized by their students and peers as among the best in the world. SRM faculty include SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professors and Distinguished Service Professors, as well as recipients of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Professional Service, and the ESF President's Public Service Award. More than a third of SRM professors have been awarded the ESF Distinguished Teacher Award by the ESF student body, many more than once. ESF professors also serve in leadership roles in professional societies.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Graduate Degrees

Concurrent Degrees with Syracuse University

Visit the following pages for information on concurrent degrees with Syracuse University:

Three additional programs through the Ranger School in Wanakena, N.Y. lead to the associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree: forest technology, land surveying technology, and environmental and natural resources conservation. See the Ranger School website for more information.

SRM Events

CANCELED - NYSAF Alumni Reception
Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ranger School Alumni vs. Class of 2022 Hockey Game
Saturday, March 5, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Tennity Ice Pavilion in Syracuse, NY
Take our Kids to Work Day
Thursday, April 28, 2022 | | Website

SRM Focus on Faculty

Dr. Mariann Johnston, Ranger School director, named Society of American Foresters Fellow for 2021

Silvicultural Strategies for Restoring American Chestnut

Spotlight: Climate & Applied Forest Research Institute

Dr. Robert Malmsheimer and Dr. Tristan Brown serving on advisory panels for the New York State Climate Action Council

New paper in Nature from Dr. Russ Briggs and colleagues

Dr. Susan Anagnost named director of the Tropical Timber Information Center

Dr. Paul Crovella and Dr. William Smith awarded a $249,000 USDA Wood Innovation grant

Dr. Philippe Vidon and colleagues awarded a $536,418 NSF grant

Dr. Rene Germain serving as New York State Director for the Northeastern States Research Cooperative

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SRM News

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Contact Us

Department of Sustainable Resources Management
320 Bray Hall, 1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210-2788
Phone: (315) 470-6536
Fax: (315) 470-6535

Chris Nowak, Chair