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.
Posted on June 28, 2016 10:17am
Professor Emeritus Don Dickmann was recently recognized with the MSU Faculty Emeriti Association Award for Outstanding Contributions by an Individual. He has spent more than four decades serving MSU through his contributions to forestry research and education. He retired not just once, but twice from MSU Forestry (in 2004 and 2011 respectively). He has a legacy of achievements at the Department.
Posted on May 3, 2016 8:46am
MSU Department of Forestry Professor David Skole will present at the Climate Action 2016 Summit. Leaders from national, regional and local government; business and civil society will convene to demonstrate and highlight collaborations that can help create a more sustainable future. The Summit follows the April 22 Paris Agreement signing ceremony at the United Nations.
Posted on May 2, 2016 10:59amCongratulations to all our students who were recognized during the Department of Forestry 2016 Awards and Honors Ceremony on April 27, 2016.
Posted on April 26, 2016 12:34pm
The ribbon-cutting ceremony for “Sparty’s Cabin,” a student-led project to build Michigan State University’s first tiny house, took place on Earth Day to emphasize the goal of sustainability. The project was a collaborative effort from the start, including MSU’s student chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, faculty and staff members of the School of Planning, Design and Construction, Department of Forestry, Department of Sustainability, the Surplus Store and Recycling Center and the Breslin Center. Community experts and volunteers also participated in the construction of the tiny house.
Posted on April 26, 2016 9:10am
MSU Forestry doctoral candidate Jaron Adkins was awarded a 2016 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. The award will support his research in soil carbon stabilization, specifically in fire-prone, mixed coniferous forests in Northern California. His work will help show how wildfires impact the chemical composition of soil and cause both short-term and long-term carbon release. He is one of 2,000 individuals to receive the award, out of almost 17,000 applicants.
Posted on April 25, 2016 8:43am
Lesley Schumacher has been the undergraduate academic advisor in the Department of Forestry since February 2015. She is responsible for academic orientation, schedule planning, recruitment, commencement, internship coordination, career information and the Forests Forever Scholars Program.
She is the 2016 CANR Academic Advisor of the Year.
Posted on April 18, 2016 5:05pm
Nominees for the Outstanding Student Leadership Award have shown service and leadership in the college, department or school and through their university activities. By tradition, the winner of this award is asked to represent the graduating seniors as class speaker at the CANR Commencement ceremony.
Posted on March 7, 2016 4:08pm
As Tiffany Pupa prepares for graduation from Michigan State University (MSU), she’s thinking about a little freedom – in fact, it’s probably all she’s thinking about right now.
Pupa, a senior interior design major from Northville, Michigan, is building a tiny house, dubbed ”Sparty’s Cabin,” on the MSU campus. Pupa has engaged other MSU students in the building, which started March 4 at the Recycling Center.
Posted on January 25, 2016 3:54pm
Ronald L. Hendrick will be recommended as dean of Michigan State University’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. If approved by the MSU Board of Trustees, Hendrick’s appointment will be effective July 1, 2016.