Forestry

As a Forester, you are charged with protecting and e​nhan​cing forest ecosystems and the social and economic benefits produced by forests. You work in the field collecting data on the number and species of trees and other plants and animals, supervise tree plantings and tree harvest, and manage forest ecosystems to benefit wood production, wildlife, and human use of forests. Foresters work in a wide variety of locations from wilderness (federal and state lands) to the largest cities (urban and tree care).

Concentrations available in the forestry undergraduate major include:

Gain valuable field experience through our practicum:

What do you do?
Working in the world of forestry brings diverse options for positions. To view what these positions include see: Is Forestry For You, Society of American Foresters; Welcome to the World of Forestry, Indiana Society of American Foresters; What We Do, U.S. Forest Service; and​ Conservation Scientists and Forestry​​, U.S. Department of Labor.

For forestry publications and videos view:

Opportunities

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