As a Forester, you are charged with protecting and enhancing forest ecosystems and the social and economic benefits produced by forests. You work in the field collecting data on number and species of trees and other plants and animals, supervise tree plantings and tree harvest, and manage forest ecosystems to benefit wood productions, 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 includes:
Gain valuable field experience through our practicum:
What do you do?
Working in the world of forestry brings a diverse option of 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:
- Purdue Extension - Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR), Forests, Woodlands & Trees
Choose what works best for you!
- Schedule an Appointment - BoilerConnect
- Call FNR Office of Student Services at 765-494-3591
- Send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
The FNR Office of Student Services is open from 8 am to noon and 1 to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except on University holidays.
Jackie Getson, Interim Graduate
Program Coordinator (Current Students),
Research Associate & Outreach Coordinator
Sr. Academic Advisor and Interim Graduate
Program Coordinator (Prospective Students)
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