Students in Outdoor Field Lab
Outdoors + Learning

Dig deep. Climb high, understand, manage, sustain, protect and restore natural resources systems.

The College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Technological University brings students, faculty, and researchers together to measure, map, model, analyze, and deploy solutions. 

 Woods. Water. Wildlife. The serenity they provide. The organisms they support. And the products they produce. More than 5,000 acres of University forests are set aside for research, education, recreation, and outreach. We're a scholarly community on a first-name basis—ready to help you grow in your research and create a career based on challenges facing our natural world.

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Photos From Students

A person riding on a bike on the coast of a beach
Winner of our January 2023 photo contest, taken by Sam Kurkowski. All images submitted can be found on our blog.


Hear from CFRES Students

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Student Testimonial

“We're up here in the UP surrounded by wilderness" • "I've always been interested in conservation"   • "This is fun, measuring trees and out in the sun"  • "We care about our nation's natural resources"  • "I come from a long line of loggers. I always wanted to protect the forest.”

Who We Are

"Given our changing world, we work to address the challenges in natural resource sustainability through education and training, novel research, innovation, and outreach."Mission Statement, Strategic Plan 2018

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Our forestry and master of forestry programs are SAF accredited.


  • 1
    hour in class, the rest of the day outdoors (integrated field practicum)
  • 1958
    the world's longest predator-prey study continues today
  • 17/13
    average class size, average lab size
  • $7,333
    average financial aid and scholarships, equaling 50 percent of tuition