Forest Management

Phone: 715-346-4617


UW-Stevens Point Forest Management graduates at work

  • Jeremiah Neitzel County forester, Bayfield County, Wisconsin
  • Jim Rooni Chief regional forester/department head, Central and West Texas Operations, Texas A&M Forest Services, Texas
  • Joe Kelash Forester, Carlson Timber, Minnesota


Phone: 715-346-4617

Choose Forest Management at UW-Stevens Point

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point forest management students work closely with faculty to build a foundation in the biological, economic and social aspects of forestland management. Elective classes offer students training in
  • herbicide application
  • timber marking and forest inventory
  • tree felling
  • and tree climbing.
Students gain additional hands-on experiences in all areas of natural resource management during a required summer field experience generally taken between their sophomore and junior years. Students choose between an intensive, six-week, hands-on summer field experience, at locations such as our Treehaven residential facility, or our European Environmental Seminar where students learn how European natural resource management compares to that in the United States. 

Career opportunities in Forest Management

Forest managers guide the use and sustainability of one of our most important natural resources. Our graduates work with private, city, county, state and federal agencies as: 
  • foresters
  • forest extension officers
  • resource administrators
  • procurement foresters
  • land use planners
  • silviculturists
  • mensurationists
  • biometricians 
  • research foresters

Building your résumé

Internships and conferences are great ways for students to build their résumés, network with professionals and expand their knowledgebase. All of our students are encouraged to participate in research and present their findings at conferences and the College of Natural Resources annual Student Research Symposium.

Outside the classroom

​Participating in student organizations is a great way to get involved outside the classroom. UW-Stevens Point hosts more than 200 student organizations including the Society of American Foresters. Visit Campus Activities and Student Engagement for a complete listing of opportunities.

Student support services

Student success is our top priority and the College of Natural Resources Academic and Career Advising Center (CNR ACAC) is an excellent resource to help students reach graduation day.

Professional advisers and peer mentors are available Monday through Friday to answer questions about classes, advising, scholarships, internships etc.

The CNR ACAC also produces a weekly e-newsletter, the CNR Reporter, with information on upcoming presentations, student organization meeting times and other important happenings on and around campus.