Operation, Equipment, and Awards

The School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science maintains established funds for operations, equipment, and awards, enabling us to maintain our national rankings and make a difference on a global scale.

Operations and Equipment

Ford Center—Alberta Project

The Ford Center—Alberta Project Fund provides unrestricted funds for general use at the Ford Center.

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Forest Resources and Environmental Science Operations

This fund provides unrestricted funds for Forestry Operations.

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Forestry—Semper Silvae

This fund supports for the Otter River Camp Restoration project.

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Hammer's Endowed Field Equipment Fund

The Hammer’s Endowed Field Equipment Fund is used to purchase equipment that supports the School’s educational mission.

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Forestry and Environmental Resource Management (The FERM) Program

The FERM program provides an innovative, hands-on opportunity for undergraduates studying applied ecology and forestry education. This forestry Enterprise team provides valuable experience, as multi-level teams of students plan, implement, and oversee actual conservation-oriented management on portions of the School's 5,500-acre forest. In this one-of-a-kind program, students gain real-world experience as they learn and realize the lasting impacts that their investments of time and energy have for themselves, the School, the community, and our lands.

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Forestry Training and Education

The Forestry Training and Education Fund supports training and education programs coordinated by the School.

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Student Travel

This fund contributes to expenses for student travel to annual conferences and club-related activities.

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Martin F. Jurgensen Teaching Excellence Award

Each year, an award will be made from this fund to one of the School’s faculty members in support of our educational mission. It will be used to fund specific short course training, special equipment for classrooms, or visits to outside speakers to augment specific topics within a course.

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Gifts to the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science made from this page will be directed to the specific project or program you choose. On the online giving form, you may also direct your unrestricted gift to the School, and it will be used in the area of greatest need. The Michigan Tech Fund is the designated corporate entity that receives, invests and accounts for all private gifts to the University. If you work for a company that matches gifts, include the required paperwork with your gift, and your contribution will accomplish even more.