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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SEFS alumna Cassie Gamm graduated in 2012 and is now in her first year as a master’s student at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She's studying ecosystem CO2 exchange in the Arctic, and she's now looking for a research assistant to help her in the field next summer in Greenland.
Learn more about her research, and see if you have the pluck to join her on the tundra!