A New Indoors For a Greater Outdoors
Let’s go inside, said no Department of Forestry and Natural Resources student, faculty or alumni ever! We value wide open spaces, forests, streams and wildlife.
Our department is one of the country’s leading natural resources programs, and Indiana’s only degree-granting and research program in forestry, wildlife and aquatic sciences, so why would we want to go indoors?
Because we’re moving forward on a much-needed new FNR Building.
A new, state-of-the-art, Forestry and Natural Resources building is essential to increasing our technological capabilities, expanding space for program growth, and bringing all FNR faculty, staff, and students under one roof to foster greater interdisciplinary collaborations.
A new building also will allow FNR to recruit the very best students, capture new research and educational opportunities, and promote greater communication, innovation and synergy among students, faculty, and staff.
Features of our proposed new building that excite us most include:
- a floor dedicated to the emerging field of digital natural resources where remote sensing, big data, and artificial intelligence are coming together to create major advancements in the way natural resources will be monitored and managed in the future;
- a new hardwood products research laboratory to help support product development for the state’s $10 billion dollar per year hardwood products sector;
- new laboratories to support research on the Great Lakes ecosystem which contributes $5 trillion to the regional economy, and
- new wildlife research laboratories that will support the thousands of Hoosiers and millions nationally who participate in sustainable hunting, fishing, and wildlife watching.
Will you help build it with us?