Our School, established as one of the first natural resource programs in the country, has been "creating futures since 1907." On July 1, 2009, the College of Forest Resources became the School of Forest Resources within the University of Washington's new College of the Environment, and on January 1, 2012, the School became the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. Our vision is to provide world-class, internationally recognized knowledge and leadership for environmental and natural resource issues. Our programs focus on the sustainable development of products from natural resources and the sustainable management of environments that include wilderness and park-like ecosystems, intensively managed planted forests, and urban environments. Our new name acknowledges the increasingly integrative and interdisciplinary challenges in environmental and natural resources management throughout the world, and the need to educate professionals to meet these challenges.
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The SEFS Graduation Celebration is set for 2-3:30 p.m on June 14, so R.S.V.P. as soon as possible!
Keep up with news, profiles and other announcements on the SEFS blog, "Offshoots"
Treks reveal distinctive forests of Cascade Mountains (including photo gallery!)
Check out the nominees and honorees from the 2013 SEFS Recognition Event!
Institute of Forest Resources announces funding for six research projects
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“The best part is they gave me a big red truck to drive around, and the keys to all the logging roads,” says Laura Cooper, a graduate student who has been facilitating a planning process with the DNR to develop a recreation management plan for a vast corridor along I-90 heading east from Seattle.
Learn more about this mountainous effort as Cooper nears the end of her time at SEFS!