Forest Ecology & Conservation

Forest Ecology and Conservation is one of six possible concentration areas within the Natural Resources Conservation undergraduate major.  The goal of forestry, especially in the complex urbanized northeast, is to sustainably maintain the provision of the full suite of forest benefits for society: watershed protection, wilderness and other forms of outdoor recreation opportunities, maintaining biodiversity of both plants and animals, sustainably producing wood, paper, and fiber products to meet societal needs, and even controlling global climate.