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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 Student Awarded National Scholarship
FWF Student Josh Granger has been selected by the Society of American Foresters to receive the 2016 Ben Meadows Scholarship for Academic Achievement. This national award includes a $2,500 stipend and publication of Josh’s photo and biographical information in the Ben Meadows catalog for one year. Josh is co-advised by FWF faculty Dr. John Zobel and Dr. David Buckley and earned an MS degree in biology at the University of Nebraska before coming to UT. He recently completed his MS in statistics from the University of Tennessee and plans to complete his PhD in natural resources in 2017. He will be presenting a portion of his PhD research at the Society of American Foresters national convention in Madison, Wisconsin, in November.

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.


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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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