Conservation is the foresighted utilization, preservation and/or renewal of forests, waters, lands and minerals for the greatest good of the greatest number for the longest time.
– Gifford Pinchot
The Forestry discipline offers you a selection of excellent courses preparing you for a variety of employment opportunities after graduation. Satisfying the ever growing demand for forest products throughout the world, enhancing biological diversity, providing wildlife habitat, reducing global warming, meeting the expanding demand for outdoor recreation, and bringing the benefits of nature to the world's urban populations, are but a few of the exciting challenges of a career in forestry.

Majors and Minors

You can find a sample planning sheet, for each major, by clicking here. The planning sheets outline suggested coursework by semester for each of the majors. You can also learn more by visiting the UW-Stevens Point course catalog.
Michael Demchik
Discipline Coordinator
Trainer Natural Resources Building
Phone: 715-346-3214
 
 

 Forest Management

 
​​The Forest Management option provides students with a foundation in the biological aspects of forestland management. It is also designed to provide students with an exposure to the interdisciplinary nature of public forest management.  This option is appropriate for students who are interested in: careers related to the management of publically owned forestland in addition to those serving private landowners. 
 

 Ecosystem Restoration and Management

 
​The Ecosystem Restoration and Management option provides students with a foundation in managing ecosystems for ecological integrity, ecological sustainability and biological diversity; while also managing for various goods and services. It is designed to provide students with a broader temporal and spatial perspective of managing rural landscapes. This option is appropriate for students who are interested in: advanced degrees in natural resource and ecosystem management.
 

 Forest Administration and Utilization

 
​The Forest Administration and Utilization option provides students with a foundation in forest products and additionally introduces students to accounting, legal, and management aspects of the business environment.  It is designed to facilitate attainment of a Business Administration Minor.  This option is appropriate for students interested in:  a career in forest industry; owning a consulting firm; or higher level management positions in forestry organizations.
 

 Urban Forestry

 
​The Urban Forestry option provides students with a foundation in the theoretical and applied skills of arboriculture and urban forest management. Urban forestry students gain expertise in a variety of areas including tree biology, arboriculture, nursery and landscape management, urban forest management, and urban ecology. This option is appropriate for students interested in:  careers in urban, municipal or community forestry and landscape, nursery or vegetation management professions in urban, peri-urban, and rural settings. ​
 

 Forest Recreation

 
​The Forest Recreation option provides students with an interdisciplinary foundation of managing forests for recreational use. It is designed to prepare students to incorporate the social and ecological aspects of providing for visitor use in forests that are managed for multiple uses. This option is appropriate for students who are interested in: careers focused on the managing public use of forest land, visitor services, and public land administration.
 

 Forestry Minors

 
  • ​Forest Recreation
  • Forestry
  • International Resource Management