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Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence in Conservation Education

Nestled in the shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains, our University is located in an ideal setting for your study in natural resources, forestry, recreation, wildlife, fisheries, forest products, and the environment. Our vision is to be recognized nationally and internationally as a premier university research, teaching and outreach department focusing on the natural resource disciplines.  As the flagship natural resource program in Tennessee, we will be known for our leadership, and our ability to address the needs of the state, the region and beyond. Our mission is to advance the science and sustainable management of natural resources to promote their health, utilization, and appreciation in Tennessee, the region and beyond through programs in teaching, research and extension.

We invite you to review our programs and to consider becoming part of our team. Our curricula are focused on a mastery learning approach, emphasizing practical,  hands-on experiences in the field of study. For example, both our undergraduate Forestry and Wildlife and Fisheries Science degrees include an intensive fall camp program that tend to be the highlight of our students’ academic experience. Placement information for all of our academic programs can be found here.

Again, welcome. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information, or to arrange a campus visit.


FWF Summer Courses 2016

We are extremely proud of our students for their accomplishments at both Conclaves this year. Our Student Wildlife and Fisheries Society team finished 3rd place overall at the 2016 Southeastern Wildlife Conclave, and our Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters finished in 5th place overall at the 59th Association of Southern Forestry Clubs Conclave.

Tim Young presented a keynote address at the 10th International Conference, "Wood Science and Engineering in the Third Millennium," at Brasov, Romania on November 5, 2015. The conference was attended by more than 300 scientists and representatives from industry, primarily from European countries. The title of Tim's keynote address was "The influence of process and business analytics on product innovation for the forest products industry." The theme of the keynote talk presented a practical framework for improved process and business analytics during the innovation phase of forest product development.


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Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
274 Ellington Plant Sci. Bldg.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-4563

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Forestry & Wildlife Extension: 865-974-7346

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