Forest Ecology and Management

Foresters plan, maintain, and preserve forests and forest resources for public and private use. A strong background in the plant sciences with a strong emphasis on spatial analysis, including landscape ecology and GIS, prepares you to work as a professional forester, performing tasks ranging from increasing timber production to restoring wildlife habitat.  Students in this program will complete the basic science and related courses needed to transfer to WSU to pursue discipline-specific upper level courses.

Transfer options also exist in Earth Sciences, Environmental & Ecosystem Sciences, and Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Science.

Career Opportunities

    • Forester
    • Environmental consultant
    • Land, refuge, or wildlife habitat manager
    • Reforestation specialist
    • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialist


Melissa Holecek

Phone: (509) 524-5208