What is Forest Resources Management at WVU like?
The Forest Resources Management (FRM) curriculum is a blend of scientific, technical and managerial knowledge professionals need to have in order to manage public or private forest resources. Our students have ample opportunity to gain first-hand field experience through the five-week summer field practice, along with field laboratories associated with many of the courses in the curriculum.
FRM majors learn to:
- Manage public and private forested lands for economic, recreational and conservation purposes.
- Inventory amount and location of standing timber, appraise the timber's worth, negotiate the purchase and draw up contracts for procurement.
- Conserve wildlife habitats, creek beds, water quality and soil stability, and how best to comply with environmental regulations.
- Devise plans for planting and growing new trees, monitor trees for healthy growth and determine optimal harvesting schedules.
- Manage trees in the urban forest.
At a Glance
- College/School:Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
- Division:School of Natural Resources
- Degree Designation:BSF
- Degree Program:Forest Resources Management
- Program website:Forest Resources Management
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Areas of Emphasis
Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:
- Arboriculture and Urban Forestry