The Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation prepares students for careers in various aspects of environmental resource management for maintaining and improving the quality of environment. The Environmental Resources Management major has two options: Environmental Resources Management and Watershed Management.

The Environmental Resources Management option provides a broad background in renewable natural resources. The program requires some forestry courses, but allows additional course work in soils, wetlands, environmental law, outdoor recreation, fisheries and wildlife management, and the urban forest.

The Watershed Management option is designed to teach students about management of water quality, stream and wetland ecology, and hydrology. Graduates can pursue careers in positions such as hydrologists or water quality foresters within federal and state agencies.

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