College of Natural Resources
2028 Biltmore Hall
Campus Box 8001
Raleigh, NC, 27695-8001
North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources is respected worldwide for a forest ecology and management program that calls on a complete spectrum of environmental and forestry specialties to further both the art and the science of managing forest resources for the benefit of humanity.
The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources (FER) has been active in forest ecology and management since it first evolved at the start of the 20th Century as an extension of basic forestry. Today, our forest ecology and management program involves the overlapping efforts of many different environmental and forestry disciplines, with the science behind these areas constituting the ecology portion of the equation and the application of these sciences serving as the management component.
We maintain expertise in all the biological, physical and social sciences that affect forest ecosystems, and we promote excellence in teaching, research, and outreach by fostering a multidisciplinary understanding of forest ecosystems and the application of management systems within them. Our approach is based on a strong ethical foundation that advocates good stewardship of our planets forest resources.