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College of Natural Resources Forest Management Degree

Major

Build a Foundation in Forestland Management’s Biological, Economic, and Social Aspects

Manage publicly owned forestland or serve private landowners with a degree in forest management.

Why Study Forest Management at UW-Stevens Point?

Guide the use and sustainability of one of our most important natural resources with our forest management option. Our program provides a foundation in forestland management’s biological, economic, and social aspects.
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WHAT TO EXPECT

An integrated curriculum and required internship are designed to ensure you are ready for a career in the forest management field. Elective courses offer additional training in herbicide application, timber marking and forest inventory, tree felling, and tree climbing. From federal and state to private entities, our graduates have jobs in all sectors of the employment spectrum. Job titles include:

  • Forester
  • Land Use Planner
  • Resource Administrator
  • Procurement Forester
  • Silviculturist
  • Mensurationist
  • Biometrician
  • Research Forester

GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS

Discover your passions, build your resume, and make friends along the way! Whether joining a student organization, working at one of our centers, or participating in research at one of our three field stations, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved.

  • Join the Society of American Forester’s student chapter or any of our other 200+ student organizations housed within Campus Activities and Student Engagement.
  • Read the CNR Reporter, a weekly newsletter, for information on upcoming presentations, student organization meeting times, and other important happenings on and around campus.

GAIN EXPERIENCE OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

You will gain additional hands-on experiences in all areas of natural resource management during a required summer field experience generally taken between your sophomore and junior years. You can choose between our six-week, hands-on summer field experience held at our Treehaven field station or on-campus, or take part in our European Environmental Seminar and learn how European natural resource management compares to the United States.

You must also participate in one summer of an advisor-approved forestry internship or employment. 

Meet your Faculty and Staff

Our faculty members within the forestry discipline bring a wide array of knowledge and experience to our indoor and outdoor classrooms at UW-Stevens Point.
Michael Demchik

Michael Demchik

  • Professor
  • Forestry
  • College of Natural Resources
715-346-3214
Paul Doruska

Paul Doruska

  • Professor of Forestry
  • College of Natural Resources
715-346-3988
Holly Petrillo

Holly Petrillo

  • Professor of Forestry
  • College of Natural Resources
715-346-4230
Michael Tiller

Michael Tiller

  • Assistant Professor in Forest Ecology
  • Forestry
  • College of Natural Resources
715-346-2153
Melinda Vokoun

Melinda Vokoun

  • Associate Professor of Forestry
  • Coordinator of Forestry Discipline
  • Forestry Internship Coordinator
  • College of Natural Resources
715-346-2342
Society of American Foresters

Society of American Foresters Accreditation

Our Forest Management program is accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF). The forestry program is built on “The mission of the UW-Stevens Point Forestry Program is to provide interdisciplinary, application-based educational programs that develop ethical, employable forestry professionals with the expertise to manage resources sustainably” to best develop and train students today for the future.