• Student Perspective: Sustainable Forestry Initiative Conference

    MSU Forestry undergraduate student Mia White, center left at the 2016 Sustainable Forestry Initiative Conference.  (view larger image)

    Posted on October 19, 2016 3:25pm

    MSU Forestry freshman Mia White shares why she attended the 2016 Sustainable Forestry Initiative Conference. 


  • MSU Forestry seeks Assistant Professor of Forest Policy

    Posted on October 12, 2016 2:07pm

    The Department of Forestry at Michigan State University invites applicants for a nine‐month tenure system position at the assistant professor rank with a focus in forest policy.


  • Forests, people and climate change: a new “no-normal” world

    Russ White and Dr. David Cleaves during their interview for the Greening of the Great Lakes (view larger image)

    Posted on October 10, 2016 11:25am

    “Climate change is the most compelling global issue of this and future centuries,” says David Cleaves, the former climate change advisor to the U.S. Forest Service.


  • MSU Shadows Collection

    MSU Shadows Collection logo (view larger image)

    Posted on September 14, 2016 2:25pm

    The MSU Shadows Collection and the Sustainable Wood Recovery Initiative has been featured throughout the media in August and September. Here is a collection of those stories…

  • MSU Forestry seeking undergraduate academic advisor

    Posted on September 12, 2016 8:17am

    The Department of Forestry at Michigan State University is seeking a full‐time Academic Specialist to oversee undergraduate programs.

  • Undergraduate Advisor Lesley Schumacher is pursuing her doctorate

    Lesley Schumacher, Undergraduate Advisor (view larger image)

    Posted on September 6, 2016 1:13pm

    Undergraduate Advisor Lesley Schumacher is leaving MSU Forestry to pursue a PhD program in Nematology at the University of Florida. We wish her the best as she takes this next step!


  • Forest products industry adds $20 billion to Michigan economy annually

    Posted on August 29, 2016 1:31pm

    Two years ahead of schedule, Michigan’s forest products industry has achieved its goal of contributing $20 billion per year to the state’s economy, Gov. Rick Snyder announced today during a stop at the Besse Forest Products Group facility in Gladstone. The news comes out of a recent report by Larry Leefers, MSU Forestry associate professor emeritus. The report also shows the number of forest products industry jobs has increased 12 percent since 2012.


  • My summer of science (fiction): reflections from an undergraduate researcher

    A collage of of what I considered to be alien-like insects. (view larger image)

    Posted on August 23, 2016 11:53am

    Each summer Kellogg Biological Station Long-term Ecological Research supports students who participate in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, funded by the NSF. This is part of a larger undergraduate research program at KBS. Tori Niewohner is majoring in Environmental Science at Western Washington University. She wrote about her REU experience working with Kileigh Welshofer, a graduate student, and .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


  • Latest Edition of The Forests of Michigan book

    Book cover of The Forests of Michigan (view larger image)

    Posted on July 25, 2016 9:37am

    A revised edition of The Forests of Michigan by MSU Department of Forestry Professor Emeritus Donald Dickmann and Associate Professor Larry Leefers released summer 2016.


  • MSU researchers, DNR partner in one of the largest forest diversity studies in the nation

    From left, professor Mike Walters, doctoral student Catherine Henry and off-campus labor aide Evan Farinosi. (view larger image)

    Posted on July 19, 2016 10:14am

    College of Agriculture and Natural Resources researchers Mike Walters, Department of Forestry, and Gary Roloff, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, are teaming up to study ways to increase sustainability and diversity of Michigan’s valuable northern hardwood forests.

    The study is one of the largest in the country, with Walters and Roloff examining almost 150 30-acre forest stands on public and private land in the Upper and Lower peninsulas.


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