School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

Students in Outdoor Field Lab

The School 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.

Degree Programs

Open Postings


Lecturer, Natural Resources

The School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Technological University invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Natural Resources. This is a nine-month, non-tenure-track, renewable position with an emphasis on teaching. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

"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


4th in the nation for forestry programs

Michigan Tech SFRES Students Say

“I like being outside   •   We're up here in the UP surrounded by wilderness   •   I've always loved being out in the woods   •   I've always been interested in conservation   •   This is fun, measuring trees and out in the sun   •   Nature is pretty cool—I'd be sad if this went away   •   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

Strategic Plan
December 2018


Our forestry and master of forestry programs are SAF accredited.

Spring Seminar Series 

 January 17- April 25, 2019

Seminar ScheduleLocal and visiting scholars will be speaking on topics in natural resources. Open to all.



  • 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